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You're in the Army Now (1941)

Passed | | Comedy | 25 December 1941 (USA)
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... See full summary »

Director:

Lewis Seiler

Writers:

Paul Girard Smith (original screenplay) (as Paul Gerard Smith), George Beatty (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Durante ... Jeeper Smith
Phil Silvers ... Breezy Jones
Jane Wyman ... Bliss Dobson
Regis Toomey ... Captain Radcliffe
Donald MacBride ... Colonel Dobson
Joe Sawyer ... Sergeant Madden (as Joseph Sawyer)
Clarence Kolb ... General Winthrop
Paul Harvey ... General Philpot
George Meeker ... Captain Austin
Paul Stanton ... Lt. Col. Rogers
William Haade ... Sergeant Thorpe
John Maxwell ... Army Doctor
Etta McDaniel ... Della
Navy Blues Sextette Navy Blues Sextette ... Singers
Kay Aldridge ... Navy Blues Sextette Member
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Storyline

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." Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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JIMMY DURANTE - PHIL SILVERS They're funny! JANE WYMAN She's a honey! with the NAVY BLUES SEXTETTE (They're in the Army wow!) Swell music, too! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dos balas perdidas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The armored vehicle a disguised Jeeper drives around in causing havoc is a M1 Combat Car made by the Rock Island Arsenal. Only 113 were built before WWII and were considered obsolete for combat, so most were used for training during the war. See more »

Quotes

Breezy Jones: Okay Sergeant York. Cease firing! Hope your nose is on tight.
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Soundtracks

You're In The Army Now
(1917) (uncredited)
Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Tell Taylor and Ole Olsen
Played during the opening credits and occasionally in the score
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Bad jokes, but with a hilarious climax = Fun movie
7 December 2000 | by Sleepy-17See 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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