Good-Bye, Bill (1919)

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The husband-wife writing team of Anita Loos and John Emerson wrote the screenplay for Good-Bye, Bill, with Emerson performing double duty as director. A WWI farce, the story would have us believe that Kaiser Wilhelm would import a professional "mustache fixer," all the way from New Jersey. Kaiser Bill is of the opinion that his army will win only if their upturned moustaches are properly waxed and trimmed. The Beast of Berlin's plan is foiled by the sweetheart (Ernest Truex) of the mustache fixer's pretty daughter (Shirley Mason). The closing gag of Truex putting an end to the scheme by cutting off the Kaiser's mustache was later reworked seriously into the plot of the WWII melodrama Hitler: Dead or Alive (1942).

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daughter, leader, mustache, world-war, military