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Three Sons o' Guns (1941)

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65 min | Comedy, Romance

Having being left a widow when her sons were young, Margaret Patters struggles to bring them up on the limited family finances. When they reach manhood, they cause her much travail because, each in his own way, is selfish and irresponsible...See moreHaving being left a widow when her sons were young, Margaret Patters struggles to bring them up on the limited family finances. When they reach manhood, they cause her much travail because, each in his own way, is selfish and irresponsible; Charley, who can't keep a job because he would rather stay home on practice on his trombone; Eddie, a self-proclaimed sports promoter who has nothing to promote; and Kenneth, a struggling actor whose talents are mostly struggling. They all have to register for the pre-World War II draft, and each has all kinds of new ailments and excuses for not being drafted into the Army. Aunt Lottie has had enough, and she takes charge. Written by Les Adams See less
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Director
Benjamin Stoloff (as Ben Stoloff)
Writer
Fred Niblo Jr. (original screenplay)
Cinematographer
Arthur L. Todd (as Arthur Todd)
Editor
Terry O. Morse (as Terry Morse)
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Updated Aug 2, 1941

Release date
Aug 2, 1941 (United States)

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46 cast members
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Wayne Morris
Charley Patterson Charley Patterson   See fewer
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Marjorie Rambeau
Aunt Lottie Aunt Lottie   See fewer
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Irene Rich
Margaret Patterson Margaret Patterson   See fewer
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Tom Brown
Eddie Patterson Eddie Patterson   See fewer
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William T. Orr
Kenneth Patterson Kenneth Patterson   See fewer
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Susan Peters
Mary Tyler Mary Tyler   See fewer
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Moroni Olsen
Philip Talbot Philip Talbot   See fewer
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Barbara Pepper
Francie Francie   See fewer
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John Kelly
Buffalo Bill Oxenstern Buffalo Bill Oxenstern   See fewer
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Fritz Feld
Blotievkin Blotievkin   See fewer
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Charles Waldron
Henry Gresham (as Charles D. Waldron) Henry Gresham (as Charles D. Waldron)   See fewer
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Charles Halton
Haddock Haddock   See fewer
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Florence Shirley
Mrs. Tyler Mrs. Tyler   See fewer
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William B. Davidson
Baxter (as William Davidson) Baxter (as William Davidson)   See fewer
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Frank M. Thomas
Reynolds Reynolds   See fewer
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Herbert Anderson
Michael (scenes deleted) Michael (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Sol Gorss
Mover (scenes deleted) Mover (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Frank Mayo
Mover (scenes deleted) Mover (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Sidney Bracey
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lucia Carroll
Miss Baker, Talbot's Secretary (uncredited) Miss Baker, Talbot's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Glen Cavender
Second Expressman (uncredited) Second Expressman (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Chandler
The Tailor (uncredited) The Tailor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Garrett Craig
Randy, an Actor (uncredited) Randy, an Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Howard Da Silva
Radio Announcer (uncredited) Radio Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edgar Dearing
Cop with Mr. Haddock (uncredited) Cop with Mr. Haddock (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Dugan
Furniture Mover (uncredited) Furniture Mover (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Gargan
Sylvester, the Milkman (uncredited) Sylvester, the Milkman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry Guttman
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Harvey Jr.
Eddie Patterson at 10 Years Old (uncredited) Eddie Patterson at 10 Years Old (uncredited)   See fewer
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Selmer Jackson
Draft Board Chairman (uncredited) Draft Board Chairman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Kale
Charles 'Charley' Patterson at 13 Years Old (uncredited) Charles 'Charley' Patterson at 13 Years Old (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Kipling
Businessman in Talbot's Office (uncredited) Businessman in Talbot's Office (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alexander Leftwich
Draft Board Member with Glasses (uncredited) Draft Board Member with Glasses (uncredited)   See fewer
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Howard M. Mitchell
Bald Draft Board Member (uncredited) Bald Draft Board Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Mower
Draft Board Member (uncredited) Draft Board Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wedgwood Nowell
Businessman in Talbot's Office (uncredited) Businessman in Talbot's Office (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kent Odell
Kenneth Patterson at 12 Years Old (uncredited) Kenneth Patterson at 12 Years Old (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Panzer
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emory Parnell
Delivery Man (uncredited) Delivery Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bernice Pilot
Patterson's Maid (uncredited) Patterson's Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Rich
Furniture Mover (uncredited) Furniture Mover (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Sanford
Furniture Mover (uncredited) Furniture Mover (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cliff Saum
Second Delivery Man (uncredited) Second Delivery Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alexis Smith
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leo White
Actor in Devil Costume (uncredited) Actor in Devil Costume (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Wilson
Expressman (uncredited) Expressman (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.6 / 10 | 82 votes