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Famous Boners (1942)

Passed | | Short | 24 October 1942 (USA)
This Passing Parade series entry looks at three instances of people who either caused or were the victims of errors.

Director:

Douglas Foster

Writer:

Harry Poppe Jr.
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John Nesbitt ... Narrator
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This Passing Parade series entry looks at three instances of people who either caused or were the victims of errors.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Passing Parade No. 35: Famous Boners See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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People....get your minds out of the gutter!!
16 June 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Despite the salacious title, "Famous Boners" is not a porno film. Instead, it's a short that talks about three very dissimilar cases which all have a common thread...mistakes. The first involves Thomas Carlyle's book about the French Revolution, the second a dopey prisoner who escaped and was soon recaptured and the third involved a spy ring in the US during WWI.

None of these famous mistakes were earthshattering but they all were mildly interesting. Not a great short but a decent time-passer if it comes on before or after something you really wanted to see on TCM.


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