Doughboys (1930)

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Having mistakenly enlisted in the army during World War I, a rich young lad who's never had to lift a finger finds himself a fumble-footed soldier headed for the front. This disappointing Buster Keaton talkie, partially derived from his actual war experiences, can't hold a candle to his comic silent masterpieces.
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NR
Genre:
Classics , Comedy
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Studio:
MGM

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Cast

John Carroll
as Soldier-Singer
Edward Sedgwick
as Guggleheimer, Camp Cook
Cliff Edwards
as Nescopeck
Arnold Korff
as Gustave
Sidney Bracey
as Recruiter
Victor Potel
as Svendenburg
Edward S. Brophy
as Sgt. Brophy
Frank Mayo
as Capt. Scott
William Steele
as Lt. Randolph
Pitzy Katz
as Abie Cohn
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All Critics (2)

... (Keaton) brings his brand of comic chaos to the front lines of France and manages to turn bad luck into a happy ending in the trench warfare of World War I.

Full Review… | December 17, 2011
Turner Classic Movies Online

Buster Keaton's second talkie for MGM is a stinker.

Full Review… | October 25, 2011
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