In this pre-Pearl Harbor recruiting poster, colonel's estranged son Bill Burke, football hero Donald Morse, and hillbilly Jeff Hollis enlist in the paratroopers. Their training at Fort Benning, Georgia is followed in semi-documentary style, with time out for personal dramas and the romantic rivalry of Bill and Don over the sergeant's daughter. Written by
Rod Crawford <firstname.lastname@example.org>
No wonder the boys got "jump fever" whenthey tackled Uncle Sam's most dangerous game!
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Did You Know?
The world premiere in Atlanta, Georgia, was attended by the members of the 501st Parachute Battalion who worked on the production. See more
In the final jump scene one of the paratroopers is smoking on the aircraft. Smoking has never been and is still not allowed on military aircraft or the flight line because of the danger of igniting fuel and munitions. This was especially enforced in the era of propeller aircraft because of high octane, very flammable aviation gasoline. See more
After the title and names of the eight featured players, the following statement appears in capital letters while the title song plays and we view the marching infantry: We gratefully acknowledge the splendid cooperation given by the officers and men of the 501st Parachute Battalion at Fort Benning, Ga., who actually made all the parachute jumps for this picture. See more
The Arkansas Traveler
Written by Sanford Faulkner
Variations often played in the score when Jeff Hollis is onscreen
Played on piano, violin and harmonica by recruits in the recreation hall and danced by Buddy Ebsen
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