Fun Size Review: Corporal Kate (1926)

Movie flapper Vera Reynolds joins the army during WWI as an entertainer. She’s joined by BFF Julia Faye and together, they try to cheer up doughboys stationed in France. Naturally, romance and danger are in the cards.

This is a deeply inconsistent film with the highest high points and the lowest low points imaginable. Reynolds and Faye are the highlight of the picture, they give their all and aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. The script is another matter entirely, derivative and predictable. See it for the ladies and disregard the rest.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

Faye is killed by a bomb and Reynolds loses an arm but she gets her man.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Homemade Cake with Canned Frosting. Scrape off the sugary stuff on top and go for the deliciousness below.

Availability: Released on DVD by Grapevine.

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4 Replies to “Fun Size Review: Corporal Kate (1926)”

  1. Reynolds and Faye both get stellar write-ups in what has fast become my favorite summer movie book, Slapstick Divas. Corporal Kate’s hackneyed plot absolutely did not phase these two wonderful comediennes, and when you read a little about their careers you can see why!

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