Troopers Three (1930)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Rex Lease, Tiffany Studios' all-purpose leading man, heads the cast of Troopers Three. Eddie Haskins (Lease) and his buddies Bugs (Roscoe Karns) and Sunny (Slim Summerville) are washed-up vaudevillians who decide to join the Cavalry, if only for three square meals a day. Once they've filled their bellies, they attempt to bid farewell to the Army, only to learn that they've signed up for a three-year hitch -- and this contract is non-negotiable. For the rest of the film, Eddie romances Dorothy (Dorothy Gulliver), the daughter of his bombastic sergeant, while his pals get mixed up in the usual slapstick situations. Our hero finally proves he is a hero through his courageous behavior during a devastating fire. Troopers Three is distinguished by Rex Lease's expert horsemanship, which would serve him well when he briefly became a cowboy star in the mid-1930s.

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military, soldier, vaudeville