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Tanks a Million DVD
Tanks a Million

Tanks a Million

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In the first of a popular series of WWII-era comedies from Hal Roach, meet Dorian "Dodo" Doubleday, a bookish know-it-all whose intelligence can't prevent him from being drafted into the army. Dodo is the bane of drill instructor Sgt. Ames' existence, until the new recruit's brains wrangles him a promotion and a date with sexy WAC Jeannie Blake. Overcome with jealousy, Ames vows to get Doubleday thrown out of the army, even if it costs him his stripes!Anxious to emulate the success of Abbott & Costello's Buck Privates, producer Hal Roach and director Fred Guiol put Tanks a Million before the cameras in the summer of 1941. A surprise hit, it led to four more films starring the Doubleday/Ames characters: Hay Foot (1942), About Face (1942), Fall In (1943) and Yanks Ahoy (1943). The series would return briefly during the Korean War with As You Were (1951) and Mr. Walkie-Talkie (1952) Star William Tracy had first garnered attention playing a similarly-beleaguered recruit in Brother Rat (1938) and went on to roles in such prestigious productions as The Shop Around the Corner (1940) and Tobacco Road (1941). Beloved character actor James Gleason is instantly recognizable from his supporting parts in classics like Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941), Arsenic and OldLace (1944) and The Night of the Hunter (1955). Former pin-up girl Elyse Knox, who next year would be menaced by Lon Chaney, Jr. in The Mummy's Tomb (1942), is best remembered today as the mother of movie and TV star Mark Harmon. Tanks a Million was nominated for Best Musical Score at the 1942 Academy Awards.BONUS: Private Snafu (1943-1945): During World War II, the United States Army commissioned the geniuses at "Termite Terrace", Warner Brothers' animation department, to create a series of instr
Title: Tanks a Million
Genre: Comedy-Classic
Starring: William Tracy
Director: Fred Guiol
Studio: Alpha Video
Release Date: 8/4/2015
Original Year: 1941
Product Type: DVD
Rated: NR
UPC: 089218767899
Item #: 1524726X

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