Doughboys (1930)

80 mins | Comedy | 30 August 1930

Director:

Edward Sedgwick

Cinematographer:

Leonard Smith

Production Designer:

Cedric Gibbons

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

A working title of the film was The Big Shot. Var and some other contemporary sources listed the film's title as two words, Dough Boys. A Spanish-language version of the picture, ¡De frente, marchen! (1930, See Entry), also starred Buster Keaton. ...

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A working title of the film was The Big Shot. Var and some other contemporary sources listed the film's title as two words, Dough Boys. A Spanish-language version of the picture, ¡De frente, marchen! (1930, See Entry), also starred Buster Keaton.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
EHW
27 Sep 1930
p. 40
Film Daily
21 Sep 1930
p. 31
Life
10 Oct 1930
p. 20
New York Times
30 Sep 1930
p. 23
New Yorker
27 Sep 1930
p. 64
Variety
24 Sep 1930
p. 30
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
COSTUMES
SOUND
Rec eng
Rec eng
DANCE
Dance dir
SOURCES
SONGS
"Sing," words by Howard Johnson, music by Joseph Meyer; "Military Man," composers undetermined.
SONGWRITER/COMPOSER
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Dough Boys
Release Date:
30 August 1930
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
8 September 1930
LP1540
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
80
Length(in feet):
7,325
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Wealthy Elmer Stuyvesant tries to court an unwilling shopgirl during a recruiting parade, and his chauffeur decides to join the Army. While trying to hire a new chauffeur, Elmer stumbles upon a recruiting office; and before he can protest, he is being given an induction physical. His aristocratic hauteur is soon flattened by a tough sergeant, Brophy, but he finds solace in the charms of Mary, a canteen girl; and when sent to the front, he becomes a hero by ...

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Wealthy Elmer Stuyvesant tries to court an unwilling shopgirl during a recruiting parade, and his chauffeur decides to join the Army. While trying to hire a new chauffeur, Elmer stumbles upon a recruiting office; and before he can protest, he is being given an induction physical. His aristocratic hauteur is soon flattened by a tough sergeant, Brophy, but he finds solace in the charms of Mary, a canteen girl; and when sent to the front, he becomes a hero by accident.

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GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
with songs


Subject
Subject (Major):

Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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