Sons o' Guns (1936)

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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 ... See full summary »

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  • Joe E. Brown in Sons o' Guns (1936)
  • Joe E. Brown, Beverly Roberts, and Wini Shaw in Sons o' Guns (1936)
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  • Eric Blore, Joe E. Brown, and Wini Shaw in Sons o' Guns (1936)
  • Joan Blondell, Eric Blore, Joe E. Brown, Beverly Roberts, and Wini Shaw in Sons o' Guns (1936)
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30 August 2002 | anythinggoes
... Not too bad, not too good. FAKE FRENCH ACCENTS MAKE ME HAPPY!
Well, Sons o' Guns was on TCM this afternoon. Being a lazy bum, having nothing better to do, and being a rather big fan of Joan Blondell, I reclined on the sofa and watched it. I missed the first five minutes and a couple minutes here and there, but the gist is this: Joe E Brown is a somewhat bumbling private who ends up first being in a lot of trouble and then becoming a big hero. The accents were fairly bad. Most notably Joan Blondell's French one and various of the Germans'. When Mr. Brown, in the movie Dzzeemee (That, of course, is Jimmy in Joan Blondell French), did accents they were ok. The singing and dancing numbers left something to be desired, but on the whole it was a charming film. I don't necessarily reccomend it, but it was charming none the less. I give it a 5 out of 10. I have the feeling it would have been better if Busby Berkely would have been involved, but really, I don't know a lot of musicals that I couldn't say the same thing for.

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Release Date:

30 May 1936

Language

English, French


Country of Origin

USA

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