Tramp, Tramp, Tramp! (1942)

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A pair of barbers are driven out of business because most of the men in their small town are drafted into the army. When their attempts to also enlist fail, they decide to form a Home ... See full summary »

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  • Jackie Gleason and Mabel Todd in Tramp, Tramp, Tramp! (1942)
  • Jackie Gleason and Jack Durant in Tramp, Tramp, Tramp! (1942)
  • Jackie Gleason, Bruce Bennett, Billy Curtis, Leo Diamond, Jack Durant, Borrah Minevitch, Florence Rice, Mabel Todd, Carl Ford, and Borrah Minevitch and His Harmonica Rascals in Tramp, Tramp, Tramp! (1942)
  • Jackie Gleason, Jack Durant, and Eddie Laughton in Tramp, Tramp, Tramp! (1942)
  • Jackie Gleason, Jack Durant, Borrah Minevitch, Florence Rice, and Borrah Minevitch and His Harmonica Rascals in Tramp, Tramp, Tramp! (1942)
  • Jackie Gleason, Billy Curtis, Jack Durant, Bud Geary, and James Seay in Tramp, Tramp, Tramp! (1942)

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6 February 2004 | Mozjoukine
WW2 support movie comedy is a curious glimpse of early Gleason.
Nothing special about this production line comedy beyond the presence of Jackie Gleason at a point where his comic personality hadn't yet been formed. They have him doing an obvious imitation of Bud and Lou with Durant and a bit of Bob Hope even down to the catch phrases. It's not very funny.

The film has a simple minded propaganda element with the duo as barbers wiped out by the services absorbing their small town's men and, when enlisting fails, hitting on the idea of setting up the Home Defense Force - jokes about ill fitting uniforms and marching into ditches. Naturally some crooks decide to shelter there, bringing on the misfit force to sort them out.

Florence Rice and Bruce Bennett have nothing to do but look good as the obligatory young lovers and it's all pushed along briskly by Charles Barton who was one of the best people in his field, doing the most accomplished Abbot and Costellos.

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Comedy | Romance | War


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2 April 1942



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