Behind the Front (1926)

Stars: Wallace Beery, Raymond Hatton, Mary Brian
Director: A. Edward Sutherland
Runtime: 58 Minutes
Language: English subtitles - music score
Color:  Black and White
Format:  DVD-R (region free)
Rating: NR
Price: $16.95

Behind the Front

Director: A. Edward Sutherland

Wallace Beery ... Riff Swenson
Raymond Hatton ... Shorty Ray
Mary Brian ... Betty Rankin
Richard Arlen ... Mr. Brown
Hayden Stevenson ... Capt. Rankin
Chester Conklin ... Capt. Haig
Tom Kennedy ... Sergeant Craig
Jerry Mandy ... Limburger soldier
Gertrude Astor ... French barmaid

Detective Riff Swenson and pickpocket Shorty Ray become unlikely friends after they are recruited into the army by charming Betty Rankin. Hilarity ensues as they bumble through military life and into the trenches of the Great War.

58 minutes with a music score by David Knudtson

*Assembled from multiple prints this release is rough in places but its rarity and humor still make this one a treat to watch.

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