Caught in the Draft (1939)


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Bob Hope plays a famous movie star who does his best to avoid the pre-war draft, but ends up in uniform all the same. Hope marries Dorothy Lamour, the daughter of Army colonel Clarence Kolb, in hopes that this union will help him sidestep military service. Stuck in boot camp, Hope is a class-A screw-up until redeeming himself during a sham battle--though his "heroic" commandeering of a tank began as yet another boo-boo. Still not entirely certain that Hope could carry a film by himself, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Harry Tugend, Wilkie Mahoney
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On DVD: May 19, 1993
Universal Studios Home Video



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as Bert Sparks

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as Col. Peter Fairbanks

as Sgt. Bums

as Margie

as Cogswell

as Director

as Recruiting Sergeant

as Makeup Man

as Colonel's orderly

as Cleaning Nurse

as Stretcher nurse

as Nurse

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as Operation manager

as Indignant Patient

as Corporal

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as Captain

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as Lt. Colonel

as Cameraman

as Twitchell

as Sign Hanger

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as Toothless Man

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as Quartermaster Sgt.

as Justice of the Peace

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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Released just months prior to the US entry into WWII, this comedy offers Bob Hope one of his funniest roles.

Full Review… | April 29, 2012

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