British hunter Thorndike vacationing in Bavaria has Hitler in his gun sight. He is captured, beaten, left for dead, and escapes back to London where he is hounded by German agents and aided by a young woman.
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 »
This film was first purchased for telecast in New York City in mid-1948 by WPIX (Channel 11), as part of their newly acquired series of three dozen Hal Roach feature film productions, originally released theatrically between 1931 and 1943, and now being syndicated for television broadcast by Regal Television Pictures. However, no record of WPIX ever showing the film has been found. Its earliest documented telecast was on WJZ (Channel 7), who picked up the Roach package after WPIX was finished with it, on Tuesday 2 August 1949. See more »
William Tracy scores as information specialist with photographic memory...
Typical '40s-era service comedy in the Private Hargrove tradition with WILLIAM TRACY starring as a naive information specialist who drives his Army pals crazy with his inability to perceive when his fund of information is unwanted. JOE SAWYER is the gruff and tough Sgt. Ames that he drives up a wall in some amusing incidents as Ames tries to discipline the troops and Tracy is made Sgt. Dodo Doubleday on the basis of his total recall of army regulations.
Quite a few recognizable names in the supporting cast. NOAH BEERY, JR. and FRANK FAYLEN are amusing as army recruits (draftees) and DOUGLAS FOWLEY can be seen as an irate officer inspecting the troops.
JAMES GLEASON is the new post commander, but he doesn't arrive until the last twenty minutes of the film. Before that, it's Sawyer, Tracy and Fowler who get most of the laughs.
Summing up: Trivial bit of service humor, but strictly a B-film programmer of the low-budget kind.
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