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....
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Did You Know?
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
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
Valse des rayons
From "Le papillon"
Music by Jacques Offenbach
Played as the intro to and during Jimmy's number at the cafe See more