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The Cock-Eyed World (1929)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | 20 October 1929 (USA)
Two Marines are sent to South Sea island where they fight over a local island girl.


Raoul Walsh


Maxwell Anderson (play), Tom Barry (story) | 5 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Victor McLaglen ... Top Sergeant Flagg
Edmund Lowe ... Sgt. Harry Quirt
Lili Damita ... Mariana Elenita
Lelia Karnelly ... Olga (as Leila Karnelly)
El Brendel ... 'Yump' Olson
Bob Burns ... Connors
Jeanette Dagna Jeanette Dagna ... Katinka
Joe Brown Joe Brown ... Brownie
Stuart Erwin ... Buckley
Ivan Linow ... Sanovich
Jean Laverty ... Fanny (as Jean Barry)
Soledad Jiménez ... Innkeeper
Curley Dresden Curley Dresden ... O'Sullivan (as Albert 'Curley' Dresden)
Joe Rochay Joe Rochay ... Jacobs
Willie Keeler Willie Keeler ... Brawler (as Willie 'Sugar' Keeler)


Two Marines who spend their lives battling each other find themselves stationed in Russia, where they fight over a sexy Russian girl; from there they go to Brooklyn, where they both set their sights on a pretty blonde who flirts outrageously with both of them; and finally they wind up in a South American country where they fight for the favors of a beautiful senorita and try to put down a rebellion by the locals at the same time. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Now You Can Hear the Riot between Flagg and Quirt as They Fool, Frolic and Fume with Each Other's "Sweeties" from Siberia to the Tropics. (Print ad- St. Lawrence Plaindealer,((Canton, NY)) 19 November 1929) See more »


Comedy | Musical



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A skillful comedy/drama of military life between the wars.
4 December 2005 | by genet-1See all my reviews

A near-remake of Walsh's 1926 WHAT PRICE GLORY, again featuring the rivalry of Marine Sergeants Quirt and Flagg, this time in Russia and Central America. In a convincingly frigid Russia, Flagg (McLaglen) tricks Quirt (Lowe) into a beating from the enormous Sanovich (Ivan Lenow),an irate boyfriend returning home early, while in Central America Quirt steals Mariana Elenita (Lily Damita, effectively vivacious) from under Flagg's nose by posing as a major. In between, on leave in New York, Flagg discovers that Quirt, far from being the big-time promoter he claims, actually runs a Coney Island Guess-Your-Weight concession, but once again the more cunning Quirt plays on Flagg's hot temper to snatch the girl. Raoul Walsh, who knew military life from the inside, celebrates the camaraderie, contempt for authority and rank, and the unflagging pursuit of booze and sex that typify the life of a professional soldier; elements that recur in almost every war film from THE BIG PARADE to M.A.S.H and JARHEAD.

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Release Date:

20 October 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cockeyed World See more »


Box Office


$661,315 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (MovieTone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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