This Warner Bros. short film focuses on new army recruits prior to the U.S. entry into World War II. They are assigned to the Presidio in San Francisco and put under the command of Sgt. Clicker for their basic training. One of the recruits, Chuck Corbin, has something of a chip on his shoulder and doesn't seem to fit in. The Sergeant is patient and helpful and helps him along. As they improve their skills and enjoy their time off, Chuck ends up spending time in the guard house and decides to desert. When he puts his life on the line to save some of his friends, he's given a break and takes on a new more positive attitude. Written by
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Included as a bonus on the 2006 Warner DVD of City for Conquest (1940). See more
A drill Sargent would never salute any officer who was in civilian clothes. And it's completely inappropriate for an officer to return a formal salute when not in uniform. See more
Written by George M. Cohan
Performed by studio orchestra See more