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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

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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
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Sergeant Madden (as Joseph Sawyer)
Clarence Kolb ...
General Winthrop
Paul Harvey ...
General Philpot
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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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A Regiment of Roars! See more »

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25 December 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Schrecken der zweiten Kompanie  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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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Spoofed in Kids in America (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Valse des rayons" (1860) (uncredited)
From "Le papillon"
Music by Jacques Offenbach
Played during the Apache dance
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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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