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Ham and Eggs at the Front Details


In later years, [[Performer~P43561~Myrna Loy~myrnaloy]] would dismiss her participation in Ham and Eggs at the Front as "shameful." Filmed in a far less racially conscious era, the story involves two African American WW I doughboys, played by a pair of white actors in blackface. Ham ([[Performer~P76821~Tom Wilson~tomwilson]]) and Eggs (Heinie Conklin) go AWOL in a French village, where they both fall for dusky beauty Fifi ([[Performer~P43561~Myrna Loy~myrnaloy]], likewise "colored up"). When it turns out that Fifi is a spy for the Germans, our heroes foil her plans. Cast adrift in a balloon, Ham and Eggs redeem themselves by landing behind enemy lines and capturing a German general. Ham and Eggs at the Front was written by [[Performer~P117829~Darryl F. Zanuck~darrylfzanuck]], who spent the rest of his career doing penance for this racist escapade by producing such anti-prejudice films as [[Feature~V106125~Pinky~pinky]] and [[Feature~V19402~Gentleman's Agreement~gentlemansagreement]]. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Myrna Loy
as Fifi
William Irving
as Von Frimil
Noah Young
as Sergeant
Charles "Heinie" Conklin
as Eggs


Roy Del Ruth
Darryl F. Zanuck
Charles G. Clarke