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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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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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25 December 1941 (USA)  »

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Schrecken der zweiten Kompanie  »

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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

Supply Man: Hats: What size, buddy?
Breezy Jones: Seven-and-two-eighths
Supply Man: Hats: Seven-and-two-eh-uh... Seven-and-a-quarter.
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Referenced in Kids in America (2005) See more »

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Valse des rayons" (1860) (uncredited)
From "Le papillon"
Music by Jacques Offenbach
Played during the Apache dance
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Durante, Silver more misfits that thrive in uniform
11 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the months before Pearl Harbor in December, 1941, millions of Americans were to enter the armed forces through enlistment or the draft. Hollywood did its part to reassure new servicemen and their families that life in the Army was not so bad when nitwits and misfits like Jimmy Durante and Phil Silvers could thrive in uniform.

Pushing 50, Durante seemed a little old to be an Army recruit but his forever sunny disposition between trips to the guardhouse and lines like "I'm a victim of circumstances" makes it somewhat forgivable.

I was amazed by the regimental commander who kept insisting that cavalry horses were more than a match for tanks even after the Nazi Panzers proved otherwise in France and Poland. How could someone this dense keep a combat command in 1941? Of course, Durante and Silvers prove the superiority of the tank to him, not by its firepower or mobility, but by the fact it can tow a house better than a team of horses.


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