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Hay Foot (1942)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 2 January 1942 (USA)
Colonel Barkley is very proud of his assistant, Sergeant Doubleday, who has a photographic memory. Doubleday shows off his book knowledge on firearms during a class given by Sergeant Ames, ... See full summary »

Director:

Fred Guiol

Writers:

Eugene Conrad (original screenplay), Edward E. Seabrook (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Tracy ... Sergeant 'Dodo' Doubleday
Joe Sawyer ... Sergeant Ames
James Gleason ... Colonel J. A. Barkley
Noah Beery Jr. ... Sgt. Charlie Cobb
Elyse Knox ... Betty Barkley
Douglas Fowley ... Captain Rossmead
Harold Goodwin ... Lieutenant Caldwell
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Storyline

Colonel Barkley is very proud of his assistant, Sergeant Doubleday, who has a photographic memory. Doubleday shows off his book knowledge on firearms during a class given by Sergeant Ames, embarrassing him. Through a series of misunderstandings, Colonel Barkley thinks the gunshy Doubleday is an expert marksman, and he sets him up in a shooting match against Ames and Sergeant Cobb (the division's shooting champions)! Written by B. Patrick T. <BPatrickT@worldnet.att.net>

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All the same stars of that other convulsive army comedy that was the most hilarious thing in khaki 'til this one came along! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This film was first telecast in New York City Saturday 30 October 1948 on WPIX (Channel 11), in Chicago Sunday 6 February 1949 on WBKB (Channel 4), and in Detroit Saturday 15 October 1949 on WXYZ (Channel 7) as part of their newly acquired series of three dozen Hal Roach feature film productions, originally theatrically released between 1931 and 1943, and now being syndicated for television broadcast by Regal Television Pictures. See more »

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Follows Tanks a Million (1941) See more »

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Funny Film But No Plot
31 August 2013 | by jasonleesmith6See all my reviews

SGT Doubleday is smart, and the favorite of his commanding officer. He remembers everything he reads, and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the military. The only trouble is, he is unable to shoot a gun. Meanwhile, the base's two loud-mouths and sharp-shooting experts have it in for Doubleday because they think he's a know-it-all. Somehow the commander becomes convinced that Doubleday is an expert marksman. Will Doubleday be able to learn how to shoot a gun in time to compete in the sharpshooting competition and win the love of the commander's daughter? Don't ask me, the movie ends suddenly with almost no sub-plots getting resolved. No real explanation of the title, "Hay Foot" is offered either. Doing a search on the internet didn't reveal much, except that it may have been a kind of slang for a rookie recruit. Since this was the second film in the SGT Doubleday series, this doesn't make much sense though.

Nevertheless, it was a pretty entertaining film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Sargento Prodígio See more »

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Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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