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William Tracy ...
Joe Sawyer ...
Sergeant Ames
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Colonel J. A. Barkley
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Sgt. Charlie Cobb
Elyse Knox ...
Betty Barkley
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Captain Rossmead
Harold Goodwin ...
Lieutenant Caldwell
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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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All the same stars of that other convulsive army comedy that was the most hilarious thing in khaki 'til this one came along! (original poster) See more »

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2 January 1942 (USA)  »

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O Sargento Prodígio  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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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Follows Tanks a Million (1941) See more »

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The series is starting to fail in just its second film
13 April 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I was very surprised a while back when I watched TANKS A MILLION. I really didn't expect to like this low-budget short comedy about the army, but it was surprisingly fresh and interesting. So much so that I have now seen about 6 or 8 of them. However, I've gotta admit that the quality of these films is quite variable. Some, like the first, are exceptional and some are pretty bad. This one, while not among the worst, sure is a huge disappointment--you'd expect better in a second film in the series.

Part of the reason for not liking it as much is that Sgt. Doubleday is starting to come off, at times, like more of a know-it-all instead of a sweet guy. In the first section of the film, for once, I felt sorry for his perennial foe (Sgt. Ames), as Doubleday completely ruins a demonstration Ames is conducting--even though Ames is an extremely accomplished marksman with a pistol. Doubleday, though knowing the mechanics of the gun, is a complete novice. The scene where he shoots madly (practically killing everyone around him) illustrates this and made ME want to hit Doubleday! Aside from this poor section, the rest of the film is practically all the standard formula, though for once, there is another foe--a sergeant played by Noah Beery, Jr.. Overall, a pleasant time-passer, but the magic is starting to already look a bit thin.


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