Tanks a Million (1941)





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In 1941, producer Hal Roach abandoned production of full-length features in favor of a new concept: The "Streamliner," a four-reel film. The first Roach streamliner was this timely service comedy. Chubby William Tracy stars as Dodo Doubleday, a feckless Army draftee blessed (or cursed) with a photographic memory.
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William Tracy
as Sgt. Ames
Joe Sawyer
as Sgt. Ames
James Gleason
as Barkley
Noah Beery Jr.
as Charlie
Elyse Knox
as Jeanne
Douglas Fowley
as Capt. Rossmead
Knox Manning
as Radio Announcer
Frank Faylen
as Skivic
Dick Wessel
as Monkman
Frank Melton
as Cleary
Harold Goodwin
as Lt. Caldwell
William Gould
as Maj. Green
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An above average Hal Roach vehicle for William Tracy ("Dodo" Doubleday), and character actor James Gleason. Dodo's amazing ability to memorize just about anything has him learning every Army regulation under the sun. His knowledge of the Army is quickly noted and he is promoted to sergeant, to the displeasure of his Sgt. Ames (Joe Sawyer). Most of the humor plays off this dislike for the likable Dodo by his Sgt. Not enough meat in this to make a long movie and in typical Hal Roach fashion, he keeps it to a cool 50 minutes of screen time (about the length of a hour TV show minus commercials -- perfect for short attention span theater.) This only one of several Dodo Doubleday movies; which I've also heard is the best of the series. [img]http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/4625/tomato1bx7.jpg[/img]

Woody Woodrow
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