When a death row prisoner tells him he wouldn't have led a life of crime if only he had had one friend as a child, Father Edward Flanagan decides to do something about. An advocate of child... See full summary »
Tommy Martin lives with mother Martha in a conservative religious community but dreams of a singing career. He leaves to join a traveling show where he befriends skating sensation Irene and performs lively tunes to make a living.
Edward F. Cline
Stan, who has remained faithfully at his World War I post for twenty years, finally comes home where his best friend, Ollie, takes him in, thus allowing him to discover the many conveniences of the modern world.
In her interview by Leonard Maltin in the December 1972 issue of Film Fan Monthly, Madge Evans gave the following testimony about the filming of "Army Girl" : "[I appeared] In a film called 'ARMY GIRL' with Preston Foster and a very good director, a very nice man named George Nicholls. Mr. Yates, who was President of Republic, had at that time decided to go into more ambitious productions, and I think we must have been all of three weeks, instead of three days. We went on location and other elaborate things for Republic." See more »
Any film with three Oscar nominations to its credit you'd think would get a higher rating. But Army Girl with its abrupt change from comedy to courtroom drama just doesn't quite cut it. And the villain and as the film turns out to have one is more of a lunkhead than anything else.
Captain Preston Foster along with his aide M/Sergeant James Gleason are transferred to a horse cavalry fort which as progress deems is about to be turned into a place for that new mechanized warfare that tanks are bringing. The operation, repair, and maintenance of the tank will take the place of the horse. A fact resented on the post by nearly all from its commanding officer H.B. Warner on down.
Warner has a daughter in Madge Evans and Foster has a self imposed rule about dating army brats, but with a little sly trickery he and Evans are an item.
Things get serious though when on a final test the tank has an accident and both Warner and Gleason are killed. Foster is brought to court martial and nearly blows his career.
Certainly the tank proved its worth in the next year, unfortunately for the enemy. German tanks were infinitely the superior machine. The thought of that little job that Foster and Gleason drive around in going up against one of those panzer tiger tanks is laughable.
Army Girl got Oscar nominations for sound, musical score, and cinematography and did not bring anything home for Republic Pictures. And advances in mechanized warfare dated this film very quickly.
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