6.1/10
84
7 user 1 critic

Hay Foot (1942)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 2 January 1942 (USA)
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, ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(original screenplay), (original screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An Army draftee with a good memory makes sergeant and saves the day.

Director: Fred Guiol
Stars: William Tracy, James Gleason, Noah Beery Jr.
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Stuart Erwin plays a small-town real estate agent who owns much property which, for several generations, has failed to sell even while the town has grown. It becomes know, except to Erwin, ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis D. Collins
Stars: Stuart Erwin, Glenda Farrell, Russ Vincent
Goodbye Love (1933)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A sexy golddigger lands who she thinks is a wealthy big-game hunter from a royal family. What she doesn't know is that not only is he not wealthy, nor a big-game hunter nor from a royal ... See full summary »

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Stars: Charles Ruggles, Verree Teasdale, Sidney Blackmer
Niagara Falls (1941)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Margie Blake, who wants to get married young and have two dozen kids, has a flat tire and traveling salesman Tom Wilson, who believes in "loving 'em and leaving 'em" stops to help. They ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Marjorie Woodworth, Tom Brown, Zasu Pitts
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

When an Englishwoman dies, leaving behind two children, her devoted friend decides to take the children to find the woman's husband, an American serviceman who had returned to the USA. But ... See full summary »

Director: Leigh Jason
Stars: Franchot Tone, Ann Richards, Tom Conway
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A newspaper publisher (Emory Parnell) is being blackmailed by a burlesque queen (Joan Woodbury), and he sends one of his reporters (William Tracy) to talk to her. The girl is murdered and ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Guiol
Stars: William Tracy, Joe Sawyer, Emory Parnell
The Nut Farm (1935)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Bob and Helen decide to move to California and make a fresh start. Bob wants to buy a nut farm, but Helen dreams of being in the movies. While Bob is looking for a farm to buy, Helen is ... See full summary »

Director: Melville W. Brown
Stars: Wallace Ford, Betty Alden, Florence Roberts
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Priam Farrel is a celebrated artist but a social recluse. When his valet dies of a sudden illness, a mix-up leads to the body being identified as Farrel's. The timid artist then assumes the... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Hopkins
Stars: Roland Young, Lillian Gish, Montagu Love
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Macho pilot is treated by a woman doctor. Complications ensue.

Director: Andrew L. Stone
Stars: John Carroll, Ruth Hussey, Charles Ruggles
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Lawyer Ginger Rogers is hired to keep dumb cowboy Jack Carson out of trouble.

Director: Richard Whorf
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Jack Carson, Joan Davis
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The national spotlight falls on Pitchfork, Arkansas when a local farmer's sow has 18 piglets. How the townspeople relate to city folk and handle fame is the ingredient for laughs.

Director: Lew Landers
Stars: Slim Summerville, El Brendel, Iris Adrian
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young girl arrives in Hollywood determined to become a star in the movies, but finds that attaining stardom is a lot more difficult then she counted on. Howewver, she does become a star ... See full summary »

Director: Alexis Thurn-Taxis
Stars: James Ellison, Wanda McKay, Franklin Pangborn
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Sergeant Ames
...
Colonel J. A. Barkley
...
Sgt. Charlie Cobb
...
Betty Barkley
...
Captain Rossmead
...
Lieutenant Caldwell
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

IT'S A BULLS-EYE FOR BELLY LAFFS! (original poster - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 January 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Sargento Prodígio  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

Followed by As You Were (1951) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?