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Col. Jack Lawton
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'Russ' Russell
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Sally Hanson
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Sgt. Larry Dillon
William Lundigan ...
Joe 'Joey' Hanson
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Sgt. Strong
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Sgt. Krims (as Guinn Williams)
Ernest Whitman ...
Cartaret
Roman Bohnen ...
Mr. Leech
Jerome Cowan ...
Mr. Nichols
Arthur Space ...
Hank
Jonathan Hale ...
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Sergeant "Hap" Doan, heartbroken that the Nineteenth Cavalry, in which he has served for so many years, is to be mechanized and replenished with twenty recent draftees, goes on a drinking spree. He rails about leaving the Army, but is there when the draftees arrive, ready to make good soldiers out of them. When his horse, Cantigny, is killed by the explosion of a tank that had been sabotaged by Nazi-agents, he goes AWOL, and is court-martialed upon his return and given a dishonorable discharge. But he is under secret orders from his Commanding Officer to join the gang of German spies, who have every reason to believe they can trust the disgruntled ex-sergeant.. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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17 December 1942 (Mexico)  »

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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 4, 1943 with Wallace Beery reprising his film role. See more »

Goofs

Col. Lawton takes the secret orders for the overseas tank shipments out of his safe twice. See more »

Quotes

Russell 'Russ': I get up and fight my weight in wildcats before breakfast.
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Referenced in We Must Have Music (1942) See more »

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You're in the Army Now
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Music by Isham Jones and lyrics by Tell Taylor and Ole Olsen
Played as part of the score during a montage
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Wasn't even fresh in its day
24 January 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A highly predictable, but pleasant enough trick story line. The idea was done to death in films both before and after, but can be forgiven because this was a patriotic push prior to our entering WWII. Not really a must for Wallace Berry fans, it's still nice to see a good character acter carry a movie.


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