Half Shot at Sunrise (1930) live action, movie – USA (b&w)

Half Shot at Sunrise
Comedy, musical, war
Director: Paul Sloane
Writers: James Ashmore Creelman, Anne Caldwell, Ralph Spence, Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle
Starring: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, George MacFarlane, Edna May Oliver, Leni Stengel, John (Jack) Rutherford, Hugh Trevor, Robert Robinson

Gilbert and Tommy are a couple of soldiers that went AWOL during WWI in Paris. While AWOL they impersonate higher ranking officers in order to impress women. Until they get involved with two specific women and have to avoid the firing squad.

It was interesting enough, but I didn’t really find it all that funny. My sense of human probably just doesn’t work with this though. I did like the young girl though. She was cute and sort of reminded me of Betty Boop. If it wasn’t for her and the two Military Police, I probably would have quit watching it. I just didn’t find the main two guys funny
They just sort of annoyed me. The only thing they did that was funny was when they impersonated waiters and the one was roler  skating with fake soup.  Probably mostly because it was so obviously fake.

I guess it’s an okay way to kill about an hour and a half. Maybe it’s funnier if you like that comedy style (which was mostly puns and such).


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