You're in the Army Now (1941)

Passed  |   |  Comedy  |  25 December 1941 (USA)
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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... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeeper Smith
Breezy Jones
Bliss Dobson
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
William Haade ...
Sergeant Thorpe
John Maxwell ...
Army Doctor
Etta McDaniel ...
Navy Blues Sextette ...
Navy Blues Sextette Member


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 <>

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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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Release Date:

25 December 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Schrecken der zweiten Kompanie  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Jeeper Smith: We were doing some hog callin'.
Breezy Jones: [to sergeant] And YOU walked in.
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Referenced in Kids in America (2005) See more »


Happy Birthday to You
(1893) (uncredited)
Music by Mildred J. Hill
Lyrics by Patty S. Hill
Sung at the end by Jimmy Durante and Phil Silvers
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Bad jokes, but with a hilarious climax = Fun movie
7 December 2000 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

Durante and Silvers would fit right in with the 3 Stooges with their unbearably bad but lovable antics as vacuum cleaner salesmen and later buck privates. But the fun picks up when they start dragging the Colonel's house through the town behind a tank in the middle of the night! And of course then they leave it perched halfway off a cliff overlooking a demolition test site.

Also, Jane Wyman, the colonel's daughter, before she became a serious actress, was seriously gorgeous.

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