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You're in the Army Now (1941)

Passed | | Comedy | 25 December 1941 (USA)
Vacuum-cleaner salesmen Homer "Jeeter" Smith and "Breezy" Jones are accidentally inducted into the army, and "Jeeter", who can sell anything, immediately begins to try and convince, Colonel... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jeeper Smith
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Breezy Jones
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Bliss Dobson
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Captain Radcliffe
Donald MacBride ...
Colonel Dobson
Joe Sawyer ...
Sergeant Madden (as Joseph Sawyer)
Clarence Kolb ...
General Winthrop
Paul Harvey ...
General Philpot
George Meeker ...
Captain Austin
Paul Stanton ...
Lt. Col. Rogers
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Sergeant Thorpe
John Maxwell ...
Army Doctor
Etta McDaniel ...
Della
Navy Blues Sextette ...
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Navy Blues Sextette Member
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Vacuum-cleaner salesmen Homer "Jeeter" Smith and "Breezy" Jones are accidentally inducted into the army, and "Jeeter", who can sell anything, immediately begins to try and convince, Colonel Dobson, their cavalry officer of the Old School---from the "nothing can replace a horse in a battle" school---that the age of mechanization has arrived and "Jeeter" has a deal for him on some tanks. This also helps further the romance between the colonels' daughter, Bliss (named after the fort in El Paso), and Captain Joe Radcliffe, a mechanical engineer with the tank corps. Along the way, at an U. S. O show (featuring the Navy Blues Sextette from the film "Navy Blues"), "Jeeper" does an Apache Dance, spikes the lemonade with alum, and sings "I'm Glad My Number Was Called." Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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JIMMY DURANTE - PHIL SILVERS They're funny! JANE WYMAN She's a honey! with the NAVY BLUES SEXTETTE (They're in the Army wow!) Swell music, too! See more »

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25 December 1941 (USA)  »

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Schrecken der zweiten Kompanie  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Trivia

Listed in the Guinness Book of Records for many years for containing the single longest on-screen kiss, between Jane Wyman and Regis Toomey. See more »

Quotes

Jeeper Smith: We were doing some hog callin'.
Breezy Jones: [to sergeant] And YOU walked in.
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Connections

Spoofed in Kids in America (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

My Wild Irish Rose
(1898) (uncredited)
Music by Chauncey Olcott
Played whenever Jeepers smells the flower
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One of the funninest...clean humor...movies of all time
22 June 2003 | by (Ellwood City, PA USA) – See all my reviews

Jimmie & Phil worked terrific together. I wish it was on DVD or at least VHS. Very very funny movie and kids will enjoy it also. If you like watching the Marx Brothers movies, you'll love "You're in the Army Now" One of the funniest...clean humor...movies of all time.


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