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This Is the Army (1943)

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121 min | Comedy, Musical, War

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 ...See moreIn 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 See less
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Casey Robinson (screenplay) | Claude Binyon (screenplay) (as Capt. Claude Binyon)
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$ 20,831,178
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Release date
Aug 14, 1943 (United States)

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100 cast members
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George Murphy
Jerry Jones Jerry Jones   See fewer
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Joan Leslie
Eileen Dibble Eileen Dibble   See fewer
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George Tobias
Maxie Twardofsky Maxie Twardofsky   See fewer
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Alan Hale
Sgt. McGee Sgt. McGee   See fewer
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Charles Butterworth
Eddie Dibble Eddie Dibble   See fewer
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Dolores Costello
Mrs. Davidson Mrs. Davidson   See fewer
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Una Merkel
Rose Dibble Rose Dibble   See fewer
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Stanley Ridges
Maj. John B. Davidson Maj. John B. Davidson   See fewer
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Rosemary DeCamp
Ethel Jones Ethel Jones   See fewer
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Ruth Donnelly
Mrs. O'Brien Mrs. O'Brien   See fewer
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Dorothy Peterson
Mrs. Nelson Mrs. Nelson   See fewer
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Frances Langford
Frances Langford Frances Langford   See fewer
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Gertrude Niesen
World War One Vocalist World War One Vocalist   See fewer
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Kate Smith
Kate Smith Kate Smith   See fewer
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Ronald Reagan
Johnny Jones (as Lt. Ronald Reagan) Johnny Jones (as Lt. Ronald Reagan)   See fewer
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Joe Louis
Joe Louis (as Sgt. Joe Louis) Joe Louis (as Sgt. Joe Louis)   See fewer
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Alan Anderson
Assistant Stage Manager Anderson (as 1st Sgt Alan Anderson) Assistant Stage Manager Anderson (as 1st Sgt Alan Anderson)   See fewer
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Ezra Stone
M / Sgt. Ezra Stone (as M/Sgt. Ezra Stone) M / Sgt. Ezra Stone (as M/Sgt. Ezra Stone)   See fewer
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Tom D'Andrea
Tommy (as T/Sgt. Tom D'Andrea) Tommy (as T/Sgt. Tom D'Andrea)   See fewer
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James Burrell
Lead Singer - 'I'm Getting Tired' (as S/Sgt. James Burrell) Lead Singer - 'I'm Getting Tired' (as S/Sgt. James Burrell)   See fewer
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Ross Elliott
Officer in Magician Skit (as Sgt. Ross Elliot) Officer in Magician Skit (as Sgt. Ross Elliot)   See fewer
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Alan Manson
Hunting Skit Straight Man / Jane Cowl (as Sgt. Alan Manson) Hunting Skit Straight Man / Jane Cowl (as Sgt. Alan Manson)   See fewer
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John Prinze Mendes
Magician in Skit (as Sgt. John Prinze Mendes) Magician in Skit (as Sgt. John Prinze Mendes)   See fewer
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Julie Oshins
Pvt. Twardofsky (as Sgt. Julie Oshins) Pvt. Twardofsky (as Sgt. Julie Oshins)   See fewer
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Earl Oxford
Lead Singer - 'I Left My Heart' Number (as Sgt. Earl Oxford) Lead Singer - 'I Left My Heart' Number (as Sgt. Earl Oxford)   See fewer
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Robert Shanley
Ted Nelson (as Sgt. Robert Shanley) Ted Nelson (as Sgt. Robert Shanley)   See fewer
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Philip Truex
Acting Sergeant of the New Guard (as Sgt. Philip Truex) Acting Sergeant of the New Guard (as Sgt. Philip Truex)   See fewer
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James MacColl
Soldier / Alfred Lunt (as Cpl. James MacColl) Soldier / Alfred Lunt (as Cpl. James MacColl)   See fewer
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Herbert Anderson
Danny Davidson (as Cpl. Herbert Anderson) Danny Davidson (as Cpl. Herbert Anderson)   See fewer
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Ralph Magelssen
Lead Singer - 'Mandy' (as Cpl. Ralph Magelssen) Lead Singer - 'Mandy' (as Cpl. Ralph Magelssen)   See fewer
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Tilestone Perry
Soldier / Lynn Fontanne (as Cpl. Tileston Perry) Soldier / Lynn Fontanne (as Cpl. Tileston Perry)   See fewer
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Joe Cook Jr.
Soldier (as Pfc. Joe Cook Jr.) Soldier (as Pfc. Joe Cook Jr.)   See fewer
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Larry Weeks
KP Potato Juggler (as Pfc. Larry Weeks) KP Potato Juggler (as Pfc. Larry Weeks)   See fewer
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The Allon Trio
Allon Trio Allon Trio   See fewer
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Murray Alper
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arnet Amos
Singer (uncredited) Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Warner Anderson
Kate Smith's Announcer (uncredited) Kate Smith's Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Irving Bacon
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leah Baird
Old-Timer's Wife (uncredited) Old-Timer's Wife (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louis Bednarcik
Allon Trio Acrobat (uncredited) Allon Trio Acrobat (uncredited)   See fewer
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Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin (uncredited) Irving Berlin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Bernie
Hunting Skit Comedian (uncredited) Hunting Skit Comedian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carlyle Blackwell Jr.
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles H. Blake
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jackie Brown
Mike Nelson (uncredited) Mike Nelson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marion Brown
Heavyset Dancer - 'Harlem' Number (uncredited) Heavyset Dancer - 'Harlem' Number (uncredited)   See fewer
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Angelo Buono
Allon Trio Acrobat (uncredited) Allon Trio Acrobat (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmy Butler
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Coghlan Jr.
Soldier at Camp (uncredited) Soldier at Camp (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmy Conlin
Stage Doorman (uncredited) Stage Doorman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Crane
Sergeant on Field March (uncredited) Sergeant on Field March (uncredited)   See fewer
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Belmonte Cristiani
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Cross
Lead Singer / Dancer - 'Harlem' Number (uncredited) Lead Singer / Dancer - 'Harlem' Number (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Daheim
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dan Dailey
Soldier - 'This Is the Army' Number (uncredited) Soldier - 'This Is the Army' Number (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gayle DeCamp
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Irving Deutsch
Twin soldier (uncredited) Twin soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Geno Erbisti
Allon Trio Acrobat (uncredited) Allon Trio Acrobat (uncredited)   See fewer
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Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Blake Nelson (uncredited) Blake Nelson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Woman in Audience (uncredited) Woman in Audience (uncredited)   See fewer
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Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Art Foster
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ilka Grüning
Mrs. Twardofsky (uncredited) Mrs. Twardofsky (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sailor (uncredited) Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hank Henry
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Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Irving
Mandy In Yellow Dress (uncredited) Mandy In Yellow Dress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Jarrett
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry Jones
Mr. Brown / World War One Bugle Audition Observer (uncredited) Mr. Brown / World War One Bugle Audition Observer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Kelly
Mandy's Beau (uncredited) Mandy's Beau (uncredited)   See fewer
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Woman in D.C. Audience (uncredited) Woman in D.C. Audience (uncredited)   See fewer
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Backstage MP on Right (uncredited) Backstage MP on Right (uncredited)   See fewer
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Comic General in Acrobat Skit (uncredited) Comic General in Acrobat Skit (uncredited)   See fewer
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Victor Moore
Soldier's Father (uncredited) Soldier's Father (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marie Twardofsky (uncredited) Marie Twardofsky (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gene Nelson
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Allen Pomeroy
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Reeves
Moore's Son's Dance Partner - 'Ladies of Chorus' (uncredited) Moore's Son's Dance Partner - 'Ladies of Chorus' (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sydney Robin
Mr. Jones / Printer - 'Ladies of Chorus' (uncredited) Mr. Jones / Printer - 'Ladies of Chorus' (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mr. Green (uncredited) Mr. Green (uncredited)   See fewer
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Soldier / Stage Manager (uncredited) Soldier / Stage Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pit Orchestra Conductor (uncredited) Pit Orchestra Conductor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Sidney
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur Space
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Yaphank (uncredited) Yaphank (uncredited)   See fewer
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Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Soldier's Father (uncredited) Soldier's Father (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stranger in Audience (uncredited) Stranger in Audience (uncredited)   See fewer
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Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dancer in Drag - 'Harlem' Number (uncredited) Dancer in Drag - 'Harlem' Number (uncredited)   See fewer
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Franklin D. Roosevelt (uncredited) Franklin D. Roosevelt (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.9 / 10 | 848 votes