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Colonel Barkley is very proud of his assistant, Sergeant Doubleday, who has a photographic memory. Doubleday shows off his book knowledge on firearms during a class given by Sergeant Ames, embarrassing him. Through a series of misunderstandings, Colonel Barkley thinks the gunshy Doubleday is an expert marksman, and he sets him up in a shooting match against Ames and Sergeant Cobb (the division's shooting champions)! Written by B. Patrick T. <BPatrickT@worldnet.att.net>

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HAIL, HAIL...THE "TANKS A MILLION" GANG'S ALL HERE...IN ANOTHER HAL ROACH HIT! (0riginal poster - all caps) See more »

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2 January 1942 (USA)  »

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O Sargento Prodígio  »

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This film was first telecast in New York City Saturday 30 October 1948 on WPIX (Channel 11), as part of their newly acquired series of three dozen Hal Roach feature film productions, originally theatrically released between 1931 and 1943, and now being syndicated for television broadcast by Regal Television Pictures. See more »

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Followed by Mr. Walkie Talkie (1952) See more »

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Hay Foot (1942)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Third film in Hal Roach's steamliner Doubleday series has Sgt. Doubleday (William Tracy) once again getting on the nerves of the brutish Sgt. Ames (Joe Sawyer). The adventure here is that a Colonel (James Gleason) thinks that Doubleday is an expert sharp shooter when in fact he's terrified of guns. If you've see any of the other films in the series then you should know what to expect. Whether you enjoy this series or not will depend on how much you can put up with the two leads but I personally find them mildly entertaining. Sure, they're not Abbott and Costello or Laurel and Hardy but they don't have to be. Both Tracy and Sawyer are good in their roles, which they seemed born to play. THe real scene stealer here is James Gleason who delivers a fine performance as the Colonel and the father of a girl who Doubleday and Ames are after. The comedy is hit and mis throughout the film but there are enough small laughs to keep the film moving throughout its 47-minute running time.


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