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Movie Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Edward Sedgwick
Release Date August 30, 1930
Language English
Studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Distributor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Main Cast
Character Actor
Elmer J. Stuyvesant Jr. Buster Keaton
Mary Sally Eilers
Nescopeck Cliff Edwards
Sergeant Brophy Edward Brophy
Svendenburg Victor Potel

Doughboys is a 1930 comedy movie directed by Edward Sedgwick. The young privileged Elmer is looking for a job in an employment office in order to impress his beloved. Unfortunately, the supposed job center is an army recruiting office. Before he knows it, Elmer is in uniform and under the command of the choleric Sergeant Brophy.

The following weapons were used in the film Doughboys:


Colt M1911

Captain Scott (Frank Mayo) Lieutenant Randolph ([[William Steele), and Sergeant Brophy (Edward Brophy) have Colt M1911 pistols as their duty sidearms. Elmer J. Stuyvesant Jr. (Buster Keaton) carries a holstered Colt.

Colt M1911 - .45 ACP
Sergeant Brophy's holstered Colt as he scolds Elmer.
Another Colt held by Lieutenant Randolph.
A stunned Sgt. Brophy brandishes his pistol after accidentally being surprised by a grenade.

Luger P08

Elmer takes a Luger P08 pistol from the German soldiers as a souvenir. This pistol is also briefly held by Captain Scott.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Elmer cleans his souvenir, but his officers are rather interested in the wrapped paper.
The Luger is shaken around by Captain Scott thinking it is Elmer's hand.


Springfield M1903

U.S. soldiers including Elmer J. Stuyvesant Jr. and Nescopeck (Cliff Edwards) are armed with M1903 Springfield rifles. Sergeant Brophy also wields a Springfield rifle during the bayonet drill. Gustave (Arnold Korff) briefly holds Elmer's rifle two times.

Springfield M1903 with M1905 bayonet - .30-06
The Doughboys are being inspected by Sgt. Brophy.
Elmer fixes the bayonet after losing it.
Nescopeck takes his bayonet...
...and uses it as a French bow for his Springfield that is now his Cello.
Elmer with his Springfield at the ready in the German trench.
A Productional picture of Buster Keaton holding the Springfield.

Mauser Gewehr 1898

German soldiers are armed with Gewehr 1898 rifles.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A Gewehr 98 lies next to a German-like silhoutte
Another unused rifle next to shelter entrance.
Seitengewehr 98/05
A German soldier offers Elmer his Mauser with fixed SG 98/05 bayonet as a souvenir. This soldier is the only one who wears a late WWI M18 Stahlhelm.

Machine Guns

Vickers Mk. I

British Vickers guns are used by U.S. soldiers.

Vickers Mark I - .303 British
Two Vickers in the American trench.

Maxim MG 08/15

Maxim MG08/15 machine guns are seen in the German trench. At the end of the movie, Elmer is seen setting up one of them.

Maxim MG 08/15 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The buttstock is seen.
Two ammo-belt drums lie in a German shelter.
Elmer prepared a MG position in the German trench.
A Productional picture of the same scene.

Hand Grenades

Model 16 Stielhandgranate

In the German trench, several Model 16 Stielhandgranates are seen lying around. Mary (Sally Eilers) and Elmer can be seen using them.

Model 16 Stielhandgranate
Several stick grenades in the trench.
A closer view of one grenade, Elmer steps on.
Elmer is about to throw this grenade.

Unknown Grenades

U.S. soldiers can be seen throwing unknown grenades.



Aerial Bomb


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