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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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Steve Riggs
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Bert Sparks
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Col. Peter Fairbanks
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Sgt. Burns
Ferike Boros ...
Yetta
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Margie
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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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4 July 1941 (USA)  »

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According to production notes on the DVD, this movie opened at Paramount in NY and became the 2nd film in the theater's 15-year history to enjoy a 5-week run. See more »

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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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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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