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Trouble from Abroad (1931)

In "Trouble from Abroad" Ford Sterling and Lucien Littlefield get a load of trouble from a broad who is indeed from abroad. They slip away from their wives to attend a reunion with their ... See full summary »

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In "Trouble from Abroad" Ford Sterling and Lucien Littlefield get a load of trouble from a broad who is indeed from abroad. They slip away from their wives to attend a reunion with their A.E.F. buddies from World War One. The main attraction at the gathering turns out to be Renee, the company "sweetheart" in Paris in 1918. It doesn't take them long to figure out their wives aren't going to be very happy if they have a reunion with Rene. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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22 August 1931 (USA)  »

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Broadway Headliners (1931-1932) (#1): Trouble from Abroad  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.20 : 1
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Trouble from Abroad indeed! Lots of trouble!
24 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

Alpha's print is slightly less than satisfactory, which is the reason I have awarded the movie only a "7" mark instead of a "9". All the same, it is quite watchable and what's more important it's agreeably acted, reasonably funny and more than adequately produced by good old RKO. Furthermore, it's directed by Mark Sandrich, of all people. Sandrich was Fred Astaire's favorite director who guided him through "The Gay Divorcée", "Top Hat" and "Holiday Inn". Sandrich's direction here is much less stylish. Indeed, it could be described as pretty basic! He does nothing to disguise the total improbability of the plot, leaving all this work to the actors involved. Nevertheless, thanks to the skills of Ford Sterling, Lucien Littlefield and James Finlayson, the comedy still comes across quite well, and we like the whole idea of our

  • now married to a couple of harpies - heroes being pursued by a
somewhat dim-witted but totally sexy "lady" from their past.


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