East Lynne on the Western Front (1931)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom  |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

At the risk of repeating an old cliché, the title tells all in East Lynne of the Western Front. Set during WWI, the story focuses on a group of British "Tommies," bored out of their gourds during a lull in the war. To perk up morale, the soldiers decide to stage a camp production of the barnstorming stage meller East Lynne -- and "camp" is definitely the operative word, as the female roles are broadly essayed by males. The fun begins when Wilfred Lawson, an actor in civilian life, begins taking the whole project seriously. Featured in the cast as one of the doughboys is Harold French, later a prolific film director.



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