Behind the Front

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Unwittingly bamboozled into enlisting in the army as WWI erupts, a petty thief and his cop pursuer contend with each other and an obnoxious sergeant. The briefly big-time comedy teaming of Wallace Beery and Raymond Hatton resulted in several pictures, including this prototype of virtually all subsequent war comedies.


Wallace Beery
as Riff Swanson
Raymond Hatton
as Shorty McGee
Mary Brian
as Betty Bartlett-Cooper
Hayden Stevenson
as Capt. Bartlett-Cooper
Tom Kennedy
as Sergeant
Frances Raymond
as Mrs. Bartlett-Cooper
Richard Arlen
as Percy Brown
Gertrude Astor
as French Barmaid
Melbourne MacDowell
as Mr. Bartlett-Cooper
Jerry Mandy
as Limburger Soldier
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