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Sharp Shooters (1928)

A "love-'em-and-leave-'em" sailor hooks up with a dance-hall girl in Paris while waiting for his ship to sail. She falls in love with him, and when his ship leaves port she decides to show ... See full summary »

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John G. Blystone

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Randall Faye (story) (as Randall H. Faye), Marion Orth (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George O'Brien ... George
Lois Moran ... Lorette
Noah Young Noah Young ... Tom
Tom Dugan ... Jerry
William Demarest ... 'Hi Jack' Murdock
Gwen Lee ... Flossy
Josef Swickard ... Grandpère
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A "love-'em-and-leave-'em" sailor hooks up with a dance-hall girl in Paris while waiting for his ship to sail. She falls in love with him, and when his ship leaves port she decides to show up at its next stop and reunite with her lover. However, when she arrives at the ship's next destination, she discovers that her "lover" has already found another local girl to spend his time with. Complications ensue. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Love and Adventure in the Ports of Call (original insert card) See more »

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Action | Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ancore d'oro See more »

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Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Lois Moran Aims at George O'Brien
27 May 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Three sailors are on the town, looking to pick up some local lovelies, but it's not Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin in New York, New York, but George O'Brien, Noah Young and Tom Dugan in a French port in North Africa, where they find belly dancer Lois Moran. She's a good girl, and after George rescues her from some grabby locals, she takes him him to meet grandpa. She thinks it's love and marriage, but before he can explain there's no "and" about it, the ship signals leave is cancelled and they're gone.

Lois follows to New York and gets a job at a dance hall run by William Demarest, who means to have his way with her, but before that happens, along come the sailors, two of whom decide they still owe Lafayette a little interest and beat O'Brien into unwilling matrimony. At that point....

Like many a comedy, it's at its best before the plot kicks in, with many a well-rendered sight gag under the supervision of director John G. Blystone. The best role is not the among leads, but Gwen Lee's, who is true to the Navy when it comes to Georgie. Boris Karloff has a small role early on, and Randolph Scott an uncredited bit, but I didn't spot him. Although it quickly falls into typical patterns, at an hour's length this doesn't have time to bore.


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