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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
Clarence Kolb ...
Col. Peter Fairbanks
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Sgt. Burns
Ferike Boros ...
Yetta
Phyllis Ruth ...
Margie
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Cogswell
Arthur Loft ...
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Edgar Dearing ...
Recruiting Sergeant
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Sign Hanger (scenes deleted)
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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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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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

Don Bolton: [ogling Toni] Mmmm, that's a bundle! She looks like Dorothy Lamour with clothes on.
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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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Cute wartime comedy
16 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie 30 years or more ago and recall it being quite funny, and while it's not as funny as I remember it being, it's still an enjoyable romp with typical Bob Hope comedy.

It's also a movie that portrays a pretty accommodating military. This makes sense within the context of a wartime movie - they didn't want to scare anyone away from the army - but the way Hope casually wanders off base and does various shenanigans without ever getting locked up strains credulity.

As I watched this, I found myself wondering why Hope made so many movies with Dorothy Lamour. They don't have any discernible chemistry, although to be fair, Hope was such a non leading man that I'm not sure he ever had on screen chemistry with any woman. I feel like checking out some more Hope movies just to try and figure that out.


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