A World War I veteran who married the girlfriend of his presumed-dead war buddy falls into the racketeering business.A World War I veteran who married the girlfriend of his presumed-dead war buddy falls into the racketeering business.A World War I veteran who married the girlfriend of his presumed-dead war buddy falls into the racketeering business.
Jimmy is drafted and ends up in Fred's troop on his way to Europe. Jimmy becomes vicious with his gun, wins a medal, and weds Fred's nurse girlfriend, Rose. Back home years later, Rose discovers Jimmy is a gangster, has him arrested, and finds a job in Fred's circus as Jimmy escapes, determined to kill Fred. —Ed Stephan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
An interesting misfire
It is always interesting to see a film like this.It features famous stars in an obscure virtually unseen and forgotten film.Obviously there is a reason for this.That of course is that this is a misfire on every count.After all casting Gladys George as a young nurse!Talk about stretching credulity.Tracy is probably the best of the principals,but needs someone stronger to play off than Tone.The script was worked on by 5 credited writers but who knows how many more had a hand,and it shows.The motivation for many of the characters is totally lacking and all of a sudden they go in a totally different direction.In fact what might be called the turning moment in Tones character is a point in question.He has wanted to desert when he was in boot camp.Faced with a German soldier he puts up his arms and surrenders.he then sees that the German is dead and his shame at his actions then spurs him on to redeem himself with a courageous act.What a lot of nonsense.Anyway to sum up,not a great film,but worth seeing for Tracy.
- May 27, 2005
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