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True to the Army (1942)

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77 min | Comedy, Music

While doing her tight-rope act in a local circus, Daisy Hawkins (Judy Canova), sees the owner shot by gangsters. The gangsters are after her to eliminate the only eye witness and the police chase her to testify against the gangsters. Daisy...See moreWhile doing her tight-rope act in a local circus, Daisy Hawkins (Judy Canova), sees the owner shot by gangsters. The gangsters are after her to eliminate the only eye witness and the police chase her to testify against the gangsters. Daisy goes to the nearby army camp where her sweetheart, J. Wethersby "Pinky" Fothergill (Jerry Colonna), is the chief carrier pigeon trainer. Rehearsal for the big army show is being held by Private Stephen Chandler (Allan Jones. Daisy, looking like just another female impersonator to him, is mistaken for one of the boys in the chorus. Pinky sets him straight and they cut Daisy's hair and get her into a uniform, but have to work hard to convince Sergeant Butts (William Demarest) she is one of the boys. Some honest-to-goodness pulchritude comes to the show when Vicki Marlowe (Ann Miller), the daughter of General Marlowe (Clarence Kolb), becomes interested in Chandler. Daisy wins a medal for marksmanship and the soldiers insist on taking "him" to celebrate at the town's hot spot. There, she is spotted by the gangsters when they see him/her polishing his/her nose. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Art Arthur (screenplay) | Bradford Ropes (screenplay) | Edmund L. Hartmann (adaptation) (as Edmund Hartman) | Val Burton (adaptation) & 2 more
Cinematographer
Daniel L. Fapp (as Daniel Fapp)
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Updated Mar 21, 1942

Release date
Mar 21, 1942 (United States)

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48 cast members
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Judy Canova
Daisy Hawkins Daisy Hawkins   See fewer
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Allan Jones
Pvt. Stephen Chandler Pvt. Stephen Chandler   See fewer
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Ann Miller
Vicki Marlow Vicki Marlow   See fewer
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Jerry Colonna
Pvt. 'Pinky' Fothergill Pvt. 'Pinky' Fothergill   See fewer
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Clarence Kolb
Gen. Marlowe Gen. Marlowe   See fewer
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Edward Pawley
Junior Junior   See fewer
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William Wright
Lt. Danvers Lt. Danvers   See fewer
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William Demarest
Sgt. Butts Sgt. Butts   See fewer
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Edwin Max
Ice (as Edwin Miller) Ice (as Edwin Miller)   See fewer
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Gordon Jones
Pvt. Dugan Pvt. Dugan   See fewer
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Rod Cameron
Pvt. O'Toole Pvt. O'Toole   See fewer
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Eddie Acuff
Sgt. Riggs Sgt. Riggs   See fewer
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Edgar Dearing
Target Sergeant Target Sergeant   See fewer
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Selmer Jackson
Congressman Congressman   See fewer
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Harry Barris
Piano Player (uncredited) Piano Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley Blystone
Police Officer (uncredited) Police Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Bruno
Gangster (uncredited) Gangster (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cliff Clark
Circus Barker (uncredited) Circus Barker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph Crehan
Police Chief (uncredited) Police Chief (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Devlin
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Dunn
Officer (uncredited) Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Fenner
Doctor #1 (uncredited) Doctor #1 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Blanche Grady
Hostess (uncredited) Hostess (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lynda Grey
Hostess (uncredited) Hostess (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Hagney
Torchy (uncredited) Torchy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Howard Hickman
Brigadier General (uncredited) Brigadier General (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Hill
Lippy (uncredited) Lippy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gladden James
Doctor #2 (uncredited) Doctor #2 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Kerr
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lyle Latell
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Maren
Col. Delaroy (uncredited) Col. Delaroy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Marlowe
Private (uncredited) Private (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert McKenzie
Alf Carter - Circus Owner (uncredited) Alf Carter - Circus Owner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jim Mercer
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Peters
Army Truck Driver (uncredited) Army Truck Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Santley
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Syd Saylor
Dumb-Looking Private (uncredited) Dumb-Looking Private (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Sebastian
Gloria (uncredited) Gloria (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Turner
Military Policeman (uncredited) Military Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Max Wagner
Female Impersonator (uncredited) Female Impersonator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Wayne
Corporal with Search Party (uncredited) Corporal with Search Party (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lloyd Whitlock
Major General (uncredited) Major General (uncredited)   See fewer
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Conrad Wiedell
Jitterbug Dancer (uncredited) Jitterbug Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 22 votes