Campy Kids from Boot Camp (1942)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Campy Kids From Boot Camp was cobbled together from a brace of "streamliners" (second features running between 43 and 50 minutes) produced in the 1940s by Hal Roach Studios. The films are Tanks a Million (1941) and Hayfoot (1942); both star William Tracy as Doubleday, an Army draftee with a photographic memory, and Joe Sawyer as long-suffering Sgt. Ames. Tanks a Million the first of Roach's Tracy-Sawyer vehicles, finds Doubleday coming to the rescue of the camp commander, who is having trouble memorizing a radio speech (incidentally, there are no tanks in the film--certainly not a million of them). In Hayfoot, Doubleday and Ames join the cavalry, with predictable results. Both components of Campy Kids From Boot Camp were directed by Fred L. Guiol, whose association with Hal Roach stretched back to the earliest Laurel & Hardy and Charley Chase silent films.

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army, boot-camp [military], infamy, military