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

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Jeannie
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Dick Wessel ...
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William Gould ...
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An Army draftee with a good memory makes sergeant and saves the day.

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12 September 1941 (USA)  »

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O Sabichão  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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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 »

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Followed by Hay Foot (1942) See more »

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You're in the Army Now
Music by Isham Jones
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A quick dose of good period comedy.
8 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie starts with Bill Tracy as Dodo Doubleday, proving his incredible memory on a radio talk show. He joins the army after memorizing the regulations, which gets him quickly promoted to sergeant. His youth and inexperience bothers the other NCO's, namely Sgt. Ames (Joe Sawyer), who spends the movie trying to get Doubleday in trouble. But because of is inherent honesty and cleverness, Doubleday is able to bumble through the requisite series of mishaps and inspire loyalty in what looked to be a renegade unit. It's a fun film with good gags and good jokes, and my hat is off to James Gleason for his role as Col. Barkley.

Did I mention the series of mishaps? Or the girl (Elyse Knox)? For 50 minutes, TANKS A MILLION is an good dose of period comedy which holds up very well.


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