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Sons o' Guns (1936)

Approved | | Comedy | 30 May 1936 (USA)
Broadway star Jimmy Canfield stars in a patriotic show on the great white way during WWI. He plays the heroic soldier, but he is doesn't want to join the Army. To evade some troubles with ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jimmy Canfield
... Yvonne
... Mary Harper
... Hobson
... Lieut. Burton
... Bernice Pearce (as Winifred Shaw)
... General Harper (as Joseph King)
... Pierre
G.P. Huntley ... Capt. Ponsonby-Falcke (as G.P. Huntley Jr.)
... Ritter
... Vogel
... Arthur Travers (as Dave Worth)
Hans Joby ... German Prisoner
Michael Mark ... Carl
Otto Fries ... German Spy
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Broadway star Jimmy Canfield stars in a patriotic show on the great white way during WWI. He plays the heroic soldier, but he is doesn't want to join the Army. To evade some troubles with Berenice, another actress, he acts like joining the forces going over there, but that turns out to be real. In France he falls in love with Yvonne, a French barmaid and is arrested as spy. He escapes from prison, only to end in the uniform of a German officer leading "his" soldiers in an Allied trap. But being escaped from prison and wearing the enemy's uniform isn't that healthy in wartime.... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Han stod i rök och damm  »

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Originally set to be produced by United Artists for a 1931 release, with Al Jolson and Lili Damita as the stars (Damita was slated to reprise her role from the original Broadway production). After Jolson's ordeal with UA filming _Hallelujah I'm a Bum_, the film's rights were sold to Warner Brothers as well as the remainder of Jolson's contract to UA. See more »

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The two German spies, Otto Fries and Mischa Auer are vocally identified onscreen as Ritter and Vogel, the character names listed in the credits for Frank Mitchell and Bert Roach. Mitchell and Roach are 2 Germans taken prisoner by Jimmy. Joe King is listed as General Harper, but he's called Colonel in the movie. See more »

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Valse des rayons
(1860) (uncredited)
From "Le papillon"
Music by Jacques Offenbach
Played as the intro to and during Jimmy's number at the cafe
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Not Great but not the Worse Moves ever made.
30 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

I caught this the other day on TCM and decided to watch it and hope to be entertained for a few hours. I was happily rewarded. Where this might not be the Greatest Movie it had it's Moments where it was enjoyable and kept me wondering where it was going.

There was some interesting Silent Movie Moments which I enjoyed during the stage show in the Military Camp being my favorite Highlight.

Joan Blondell was Beautiful of course and her song and Dance Number was an Added bonus.

I wouldn't go out of my way to watch it again or even think about Recording it just to watch it at a later date. But if I had the time I would keep it on in the background if I caught it again while I go about doing House Work or reading a Book.


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