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Square Shoulders (1929)

Tad's dream is to attend a military academy so he can grow up to be a great soldier and a war hero, like his father. What he doesn't know is that his father, Slag, is actually a thief and a... See full summary »

Director:

E. Mason Hopper

Writers:

Houston Branch (story), George Dromgold (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Frank Coghlan Jr. ... John W. 'Tad' Collins Jr. (as Junior Coghlan)
Louis Wolheim ... John 'Slag' Collins
Philippe De Lacy ... Eddie Cartwright
Anita Louise ... Mary Jane Williams
C. Montague Shaw ... B.T. Cartwright (as Montague Shaw)
Maurice Black ... Hook (as Johnny Morris)
Kewpie Morgan ... Delicate Don (as Allen Morgan)
Clarence Geldart ... Maj. E.H. Williams - Commandant (as Clarence Geldert)
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Tad's dream is to attend a military academy so he can grow up to be a great soldier and a war hero, like his father. What he doesn't know is that his father, Slag, is actually a thief and a derelict. Slag robs a factory in order to get the money to send Tad to military school, then gets a job at the academy's horse stables to be close to his son, who doesn't know he's alive. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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HEAR LOUIS WOLHIEM WORDS OF ENTREATY HEAR JUNIOR COGHLAN SHOUTS OF REPROACH (Print Ad-Painesville Telegraph, ((Painesville, Ohio)) 9 May 1929)

Genres:

Crime

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ombros de Heróis See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Pathé Exchange See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System) (talking sequences)| Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Saw it 70 years ago and remember it vividly.
26 June 1999 | by goertSee all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was eight years old and it has been retained in my memory ever since. As a youngster growing up in Chicago not too long after the Great War, I recall that there were a few "shell shocked" veterans around the neighborhood and I related this to the film. Little did I know then that I would be involved in combat in WWII later in life. Thanks to this site I have been able to locate the title and will now see if I can get a print. This was a great movie of father/son love and devotion.


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