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Rookies in Burma (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, War | December 1943 (USA)
Even in the jungles of Burma, U.S. Army Privates Jerry Miles (Wally Brown), and Mike Strager (Alan Carney, are still spending most of their time on KP (Kitchen Police) duty. But they are ... See full summary »

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Even in the jungles of Burma, U.S. Army Privates Jerry Miles (Wally Brown), and Mike Strager (Alan Carney, are still spending most of their time on KP (Kitchen Police) duty. But they are captured by the Japanese and taken to a prison camp and discover that their long-suffering Sergeant Burke (Erford Gage0 has also been captured. They manage to escape into the jungle and find their way to a Burmanese village in which two American showgirls, Janie (Joan Barclay and Connie (Claire Carleton, who have escaped from Shanghia, are stranded. The fivesome borrow an elephant and head for India. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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HIRIHITO, HERE THEY COME! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

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Comedy | War

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December 1943 (USA)  »

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Dyo kothonia sti Burma  »

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Jerry Miles: [after jumping into a foxhole to take cover from a Japanese machine gunner during a raging battle] Boy, what a scrap!
Mike Strager: Yeah, it's just like when Brooklyn plays the Giants.
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Follows The Adventures of a Rookie (1943) See more »

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You're In the Army Now
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Music by Isham Jones and lyrics by Tell Taylor and Ole Olsen
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Their Best Comedy -- Don't Cry If You Miss It
17 April 2005 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Carney and Brown were two minor supporting comedians whom RKO teamed, hoping for the same chemistry -- and profits! -- that Universal was getting out of Abbott and Costello. But whereas A&C were two guys who had spent twelve years honing their act and timing, this pair had to move on their acting ability, which was decent, and their chemistry -- which, alas, was non-existent.

Strangely enough, this, their cheapest feature -- no supporting acts, no songs -- is, I think, their best. I credit Leslie Goodwins, the director, who usually spent his time in the shorts department directing Leon Erroll and Edgar Kennedy shorts. There are some very funny gags scattered about.

A surprising amount of comic energy is supplied by Erford Gage, who plays their sergeant in this and ADVENTURES OF A ROOKIE. He also gets to pull the best gag in the movie, something you'd expect to see in a Merrie Melody.

So this movie is not a waste of time. But it does make you appreciate Abbott and Costello all the more.


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