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Kate Jones and Becky Finkelstein are manicurists who decide to go overseas and entertain American troops during the Great War. Clark Jackson, a wealthy playboy, and William, his valet, are members of the A.E.F, and William becomes the top-sergeant in their unit. Evelyn, a friend of Clark's, also goes to France as a Red Cross nurse. They all meet, and Kate and Becky both fall in love with Clark. Kate is jealous of Evelyn, but, unknown to any of them, Evelyn loves an American aviator. When the Armistice finally comes, two of them have died in the war, but the others are all reunited.Written by
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This film was produced by Cecil B. DeMille's independent company Producers Distributing Corporation. According to Robert S. Birchard's book "Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood," it cost $231,143.85 to make, and grossed only $147,790.71. See more »
This is a rare picture in that it shows wars effects from the female perspective. Two manicurists enlist in the service to do their part, which turns out to be as entertainers at the front. One falls in love with a playboy/wagon driver but the other one loves the same guy. Some light comedy takes place before the war asserts itself. It is schmaltzy and overdone in the acting department and Vera Reynolds showed no flair for comedy and a little for drama. She was a weak spot in the film, which takes a dark turn towards the end. During the German attack some great explosions took place, very realistic and very close to the actors. It was mildly entertaining but, in truth, some old movies have dubious value save for the fact that they are old. "Corporal Kate" is one such.
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