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A Soldier's Plaything (1930)

Georgie thinks he has killed Hank. He flees with his pal Tim and ships off to the war in Europe, eventually serving in Germany after armistice. There Georgie falls for Gretchen and promises to marry only if he can right his past mistake.

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writers:

Viña Delmar (original story), Perry N. Vekroff (screen play) (as Perry Vekroff) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ben Lyon ... Georgie
Harry Langdon ... Tim
Lotti Loder ... Gretchen
Noah Beery ... Capt. Plover
Fred Kohler ... Hank
Lee Moran ... The Corporal
Marie Astaire ... Lola
Frank Campeau ... Joe
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Storyline

Georgie thinks he has killed Hank. He flees with his pal Tim and ships off to the war in Europe, eventually serving in Germany after armistice. There Georgie falls for Gretchen and promises to marry only if he can right his past mistake.

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Taglines:

From the sensational story by VINA DELMAR author of "Bad Girl" and "Kept Women" See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The tune "Forever" which Ben Lyon plays on the piano and sings was later used for the Louis Jordan hit "Just a Gigolo". See more »

Goofs

In the scene in the apartment of Lola Green, she plays a phonograph record on the Victor label but the label is the "scroll" design Victor only started using in 1925, even though the scene takes place in 1917. See more »

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Forever
(uncredited)
Composer unknown"
Played on piano and sung by Ben Lyon with the nightclub band
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Dismal Early Talkie
29 November 2019 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

Yet another comedy set against the backdrop of The Great War (the novelty being that this time round it's more concerned with the postwar occupation), and an unsuccessful attempt to create a comedy team out of Ben Lyon & Harry Langdon.

Despite being directed by the already seasoned Michael Curtiz, fairly generous production values and a likeable transition to sound on Langdon's part revealing an agreeable singing voice, this proved yet another failed attempt to reestablish him in talkies.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

1 November 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Come Easy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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