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The Better 'Ole

1926 1h 37m Comedy List
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Hapless dynamo Old Bill (Syd Chaplin) is a sergeant in the British army during World War I, under the command of Major Gaspard (Theodore Lorch). Old Bill becomes suspicious of his commander's off-duty activities and discovers that he and a local villager (Tom Kennedy) are working together as spies for the Germans. When the double agents discover that their cover has been compromised, Old Bill attempts to prove their duplicity before they get the drop on him. Read More Read Less

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Ralph Flint Christian Science Monitor The well-known Bairnsfather opus, The Better 'Ole, has been made into an amusing screen comedy, with Sydney Chaplin taking the part of Old Bill, and the Vitaphone has been used for orchestral accompaniment and preliminary divertissement. Mar 11, 2024 Full Review Robert E. Sherwood LIFE The Better 'Ole, viewed in its entirety, is sufficient cause for cheers. Oct 5, 2021 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A farcical war comedy. Rated: C+ Mar 1, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Hapless dynamo Old Bill (Syd Chaplin) is a sergeant in the British army during World War I, under the command of Major Gaspard (Theodore Lorch). Old Bill becomes suspicious of his commander's off-duty activities and discovers that he and a local villager (Tom Kennedy) are working together as spies for the Germans. When the double agents discover that their cover has been compromised, Old Bill attempts to prove their duplicity before they get the drop on him.
Director
Charles Reisner
Screenwriter
Darryl F Zanuck, Charles Reisner
Production Co
Warner Bros.
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 37m