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Tanks a Million (1941)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  12 September 1941 (USA)
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An Army draftee with a good memory makes sergeant and saves the day.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Tracy ...
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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
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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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Followed by Fall In (1942) See more »

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You're in the Army Now
Music by Isham Jones
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Tanks Hal Roach
15 February 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Tanks a Million was the first of a series of films that starred William Tracy as an ingenuous army recruit with a knack of falling into good luck that is drives old time sergeant Joe Sawyer to his wit's end. I've never seen any of these films before I hope the others are as funny.

James Gleason is also along for the ride in this series as the cantankerous commanding officer of the post. As always Gleason is wonderful.

The gimmick in this film is that William Tracy as 'Dodo' Doubleday has a photographic memory and he's memorized the Army's book of rules. He's not brilliant, he's a milder version of an idiot savant, possibly Dustin Hoffman could play him if they ever wanted to make an updated version of these films. He arrives at the fort a young draftee and his knowledge of the Army manual gets him made a sergeant in one day which Sawyer took 10 years to learn.

Film fans might better remember Tracy as Misto from the Brother Rat films and as another ingenuous recruit in To The Shores of Tripoli. Tracy apparently had these characters down pat.

Hal Roach produced these films, cheaply made of course, but with some good comedy writing in them and good performances by some fine character actors.


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