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Tanks a Million (1941)

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William Tracy is an information clerk at the local railroad with a photographic memory. He is a genius of sorts... See full synopsis »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Tracy ...
Sgt. Dorian 'Dodo' Doubleday
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Col. 'Spitfire' Barkley
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Charlie Cobb
Joe Sawyer ...
Elyse Knox ...
Jeannie
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Capt. Rossmead
Knox Manning ...
Radio Interviewer Cardigan
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Pvt. Skivic
Dick Wessel ...
Pvt. Monkman
Frank Melton ...
Pvt. Cleary
Harold Goodwin ...
Lt. Caldwell
William Gould ...
Maj. Greer
Norman Kerry ...
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William Tracy is an information clerk at the local railroad with a photographic memory. He is a genius of sorts... See full synopsis »

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12 September 1941 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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William Tracy scores as information specialist with photographic memory...
2 January 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

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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