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."
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Did You Know?
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
[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."
Spoofed in Kids in America
I'm Glad My Number Was Called
Written by George Kelly
and Charles Adler
Production number performed at the USO show
Also Sung by Jane Wyman
, followed by Phil Silvers
, and then by Jimmy Durante See more