Spuds (1927)

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Pasty-faced comedian Larry Semon was both star and director of the wartime comedy Spuds. Semon is cast as the title character, so named because he spends most of his time peeling potatoes on KP duty. Entrusted with the payroll car belonging to his unit, Spuds finds himself in deep do-do when the car is stolen. The climax finds our hero driving the car across enemy lines, dodging shells and bullets all along the way. Dorothy Dwan, Semon's wife, plays the heroine, while corpulent Kewpie Morgan fills the "heavy" role previously assigned to former Semon associate Oliver Hardy. Spuds was Larry Semon's last feature; he died of tuberculosis a year after its release.

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war, battlefield, honor [recognition], payroll, robbery, soldier, survivor