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You're in the Army Now (1941)

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

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Captain Radcliffe
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Colonel Dobson
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Sergeant Madden (as Joseph Sawyer)
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General Winthrop
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General Philpot
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Captain Austin
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Lt. Col. Rogers
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Sergeant Thorpe
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Army Doctor
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Vacuum-cleaner salesmen Homer "Jeeper" Smith and "Breezy" Jones are accidentally inducted into the army, and "Jeeper", 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 "Jeeper" 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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SOME FUN! (original print media ad - all caps) See more »

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25 December 1941 (USA)  »

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Dos balas perdidas  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Listed in the Guinness Book of Records for many years for containing the single longest on-screen kiss, between Jane Wyman and Regis Toomey clocking in at 3 minutes and 5 seconds. This record was not broken until Big Top Pee-wee (1988) and then by the six minute kiss at the end of Kids in America (2005). See more »

Quotes

Jeeper Smith: [Boasting, to the Army induction physician] I'm a fightin' man, Doc. I'm one tough hombre. Surrender is two words that ain't in my "vocaburary."
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Edited from The Fighting 69th (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Georgia Brown
(1925) (uncredited)
Music by Maceo Pinkard and Ben Bernie
Performed by Matty Malneck's Orchestra at the USO show
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Bad jokes, but with a hilarious climax = Fun movie
7 December 2000 | by 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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