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Caught in the Draft (1941)

A movie star who can't stand loud noises accidentally joins the Army.

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Lynne Overman ...
Steve Riggs
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Bert Sparks
Clarence Kolb ...
Col. Peter Fairbanks
Paul Hurst ...
Sgt. Burns
Ferike Boros ...
Yetta
Phyllis Ruth ...
Margie
Irving Bacon ...
Cogswell
Arthur Loft ...
Movie director
Edgar Dearing ...
Recruiting Sergeant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Heinie Conklin ...
Sign Hanger (scenes deleted)
Phyllis Kennedy ...
Susan (scenes deleted)
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Don Bolton is a movie star who can't stand loud noises. To evade the draft, he decides to get married...but falls for a colonel's daughter. By mistake, he and his two cronies enlist. In basic training, Don hopes to make a good impression on the fair Antoinette and her father, but his military career is largely slapstick. Will he ever get his corporal's stripes? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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THE BIG LAUGH BLITZ OF 1941! (original print media ad - all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Romance | War

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4 July 1941 (USA)  »

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El cabo raso  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Quotes

Bert: I went out with a girl once that told me to go jump in the lake... When I got back, she was gone.
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Connections

Referenced in Lights Fantastic (1942) See more »

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LOVE ME AS I AM
Written by Louis Alter, lyrics Frank Loesser
Credited but used only as instrumental
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Yes, But I'm Over 31!
5 February 2003 | by (Swindon, England) – See all my reviews

Although very well written, I think the previous review of this relatively early Bob Hope picture is a little harsh. Perhaps it is written from a professional viewpoint.

As an ordinary punter that happens to be a Bob Hope fan, there are more than enough good quips and comical situations here to keep me chuckling throughout.

I would class this as a picture that is simply meant to be enjoyed, rather than dissected and analysed in intimate detail. In fact, good "old-fashioned" entertainment that will provide more than a fair share of laughs on a winter's afternoon.


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