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In WWI dancer Jerry Jones stages an all-soldier show on Broadway, called Yip Yip Yaphank. Wounded in the war, he becomes a producer. In WWII his son Johnny Jones, who was before his father's... See more »

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Jerry Jones
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Eileen Dibble
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Maxie Twardofsky
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Sgt. McGee
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Eddie Dibble
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Mrs. Davidson
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Rose Dibble
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Maj. John B. Davidson
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Ethel Jones
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Mrs. O'Brien
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Mrs. Nelson
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Frances Langford
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World War One Vocalist
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Kate Smith
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Johnny Jones (as Lt. Ronald Reagan)
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Joe Louis (as Sgt. Joe Louis)
Alan Anderson ...
Assistant Stage Manager Anderson (as 1st Sgt Alan Anderson)
Ezra Stone ...
M / Sgt. Ezra Stone (as M/Sgt. Ezra Stone)
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Tommy (as T/Sgt. Tom D'Andrea)
James Burrell ...
Lead Singer - 'I'm Getting Tired' (as S/Sgt. James Burrell)
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Officer in Magician Skit (as Sgt. Ross Elliot)
Alan Manson ...
Hunting Skit Straight Man / Jane Cowl (as Sgt. Alan Manson)
John Prinze Mendes ...
Magician in Skit (as Sgt. John Prinze Mendes)
Julie Oshins ...
Pvt. Twardofsky (as Sgt. Julie Oshins)
Earl Oxford ...
Lead Singer - 'I Left My Heart' Number (as Sgt. Earl Oxford)
Robert Shanley ...
Ted Nelson (as Sgt. Robert Shanley)
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Acting Sergeant of the New Guard (as Sgt. Philip Truex)
James MacColl ...
Soldier / Alfred Lunt (as Cpl. James MacColl)
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Danny Davidson (as Cpl. Herbert Anderson)
Ralph Magelssen ...
Lead Singer - 'Mandy' (as Cpl. Ralph Magelssen)
Tilestone Perry ...
Soldier / Lynn Fontanne (as Cpl. Tileston Perry)
Joe Cook Jr. ...
Soldier (as Pfc. Joe Cook Jr.)
Larry Weeks ...
KP Potato Juggler (as Pfc. Larry Weeks)
The Allon Trio ...
Allon Trio
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Soldier (uncredited)
Arnet Amos ...
Singer (uncredited)
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Kate Smith's Announcer (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
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Old-Timer's Wife (uncredited)
Louis Bednarcik ...
Allon Trio Acrobat (uncredited)
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Irving Berlin (uncredited)
Dick Bernie ...
Hunting Skit Comedian (uncredited)
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Soldier (uncredited)
Charles H. Blake ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Jackie Brown ...
Mike Nelson (uncredited)
Marion Brown ...
Heavyset Dancer - 'Harlem' Number (uncredited)
Angelo Buono ...
Allon Trio Acrobat (uncredited)
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Soldier (uncredited)
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Soldier at Camp (uncredited)
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Stage Doorman (uncredited)
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Sergeant on Field March (uncredited)
Belmonte Cristiani ...
Soldier (uncredited)
James Cross ...
Lead Singer / Dancer - 'Harlem' Number (uncredited)
John Daheim ...
Soldier (uncredited)
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Soldier - 'This Is the Army' Number (uncredited)
Gayle DeCamp ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Irving Deutsch ...
Twin soldier (uncredited)
Murray Deutsch ...
Twin soldier (uncredited)
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Soldier (uncredited)
John Draper ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Geno Erbisti ...
Allon Trio Acrobat (uncredited)
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Soldier (uncredited)
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Soldier (uncredited)
Sgt. Fisher ...
Blake Nelson (uncredited)
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Woman in Audience (uncredited)
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Soldier (uncredited)
Art Foster ...
Soldier (uncredited)
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Mrs. Twardofsky (uncredited)
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Sailor (uncredited)
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Plumber - 'Ladies of Chorus' Number / Cigar-Smoker in Canteen (uncredited)
Shep Houghton ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Richard Irving ...
Mandy In Yellow Dress (uncredited)
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Soldier (uncredited)
Jerry Jarrett ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Payne B. Johnson ...
Boy (uncredited)
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Mr. Brown / World War One Bugle Audition Observer (uncredited)
Fred Kelly ...
Mandy's Beau (uncredited)
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News Commentator (uncredited)
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Woman in D.C. Audience (uncredited)
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Backstage MP on Right (uncredited)
Pinkie Mitchell ...
Comic General in Acrobat Skit (uncredited)
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Soldier's Father (uncredited)
Patsie Moran ...
Marie Twardofsky (uncredited)
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Soldier (uncredited)
Allen Pomeroy ...
Soldier (uncredited)
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Moore's Son's Dance Partner - 'Ladies of Chorus' (uncredited)
Sydney Robin ...
Mr. Jones / Printer - 'Ladies of Chorus' (uncredited)
William Roerick ...
Mr. Green (uncredited)
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Soldier / Stage Manager (uncredited)
Milton Rosenstock ...
Pit Orchestra Conductor (uncredited)
Robert Sidney ...
Soldier (uncredited)
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Soldier (uncredited)
Bert Spencer ...
Yaphank (uncredited)
Arthur Steiner ...
Soldier (uncredited)
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Soldier's Father (uncredited)
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Stranger in Audience (uncredited)
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Soldier (uncredited)
Bert Whitley ...
Soldier (uncredited)
William Wycoff ...
Dancer in Drag - 'Harlem' Number (uncredited)
Jack Young ...
Franklin D. Roosevelt (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michael Curtiz

Written by

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Casey Robinson ... (screenplay) and
Claude Binyon ... (screenplay) (as Capt. Claude Binyon)
 
Irving Berlin ... (play) (uncredited)
 
Julius J. Epstein ... (contract writer) (uncredited)
 
Philip G. Epstein ... (contract writer) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Hal B. Wallis ... producer
Jack L. Warner ... producer

Cinematography by

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Bert Glennon ... director of photography
Sol Polito ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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George Amy

Editorial Department

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James Leicester ... montage
Don Siegel ... montage

Art Direction by

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John Hughes
John Koenig ... (as Lt. John Koenig)

Set Decoration by

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George James Hopkins

Costume Design by

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Orry-Kelly ... (as Pvt. Orry-Kelly)

Makeup Department

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Perc Westmore ... makeup artist
Ward Hamilton ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Al Alleborn ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Frank Heath ... assistant director (uncredited)
John Meredyth Lucas ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Fred Scheld ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Jack Sullivan ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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John Beckman ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Herbert Plews ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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C.A. Riggs ... sound

Visual Effects by

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Jack Cosgrove ... special photographic effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Richard Farnsworth ... stunts (uncredited)
Allen Pomeroy ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Percy D. Burt ... best boy (uncredited)
Benny Cohan ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Owen Crompton ... grip (uncredited)
Claude Hutchinson ... gaffer (uncredited)
Fred Morgan ... still photographer (uncredited)
George Gordon Nogle ... second camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Leo F. Forbstein ... musical director
Ray Heindorf ... orchestral arrangements / composer: additional music (uncredited)
Max Steiner ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Other crew

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Edward A. Blatt ... dialogue director (as Sgt. Edward Blatt)
Natalie Kalmus ... technicolor color director
Frank T. McCabe ... technical advisor (as Lt. Col. Frank T. McCabe)
Richard Mueller ... associate technicolor color director
LeRoy Prinz ... production number stager (as Leroy Prinz)
Robert Sidney ... production number stager (as M/Sgt. Robert Sidney)
Stuart Churchill ... singing double: James Burrell (uncredited)
Hugh Cummings ... dialogue director (uncredited)
Gloria Faythe ... script clerk (uncredited)
Cameron Shipp ... unit publicist (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

In WWI dancer Jerry Jones stages an all-soldier show on Broadway, called Yip Yip Yaphank. Wounded in the war, he becomes a producer. In WWII his son Johnny Jones, who was before his father's assistant, gets the order to stage a new all-soldier show, called This is the Army. But in his personal life he has problems, because he refuses to marry his fiancée until the war is over. Written by Stephan Eichenberg

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Taglines It's your own army - in the army's own show! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Irving Berlin's This Is the Army (United States)
  • Това е армията (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Revyyparaati (Finland)
  • La alegría del regimiento (Mexico)
  • Forja de Heróis (Brazil)
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  • 121 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia When Irving Berlin was filming his rendition of "Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning", one of the stagehands, unaware of who the singer was, supposedly said that if the guy who wrote the song could hear Berlin's singing, he'd roll over in his grave. See more »
Goofs In the montage of the show tour around the USA, the same city set is used for Cleveland and Washington DC without even bothering to change the shop signs: "Century Antique Shop" and "Yvonne Milliner" are visible in both "cities". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Show-Business at War (1943). See more »
Soundtracks It's Your Country and My Country See more »
Crazy Credits In the Credits, the cast members are listed in the following order: first the members, who never served in World War II, than the members of the US Armed Forces, starting with Lt. Ronald Reagan. See more »
Quotes Irving Berlin: [singing] I've been a soldier quite awhile and I would like to state, the life is simply wonderful, the Army food is great. I sleep with 97 others in a wooden hut, I love them all, they all love me, It's very lovely, but - Oh, how I hate to get up in the morning...
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