She's in the Army (1942)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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She's in the Army is a fascinating vehicle for character actress Lucille Gleason (aka Mrs. James Gleason), heretofore usually confined to supporting roles. Gleason is cast as Hannah, a crusty, all-knowing sergeant in the Women's Ambulance and Defense Corps. Brassy nightclub singer Diane (Veda Ann Borg) would rather romance Army captain Steve (Lyle Talbot) than follow Hannah's orders, but eventually she realizes that her first duty is to her country. Likewise, dizzy Marie Wilson "smarts up" enough to prove her value to the Corps. She's in the Army was written by Sidney Sheldon, two decades removed from his success as a best-selling novelist and I Dream of Jeannie mentor.

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military, ambulance, army, captain [military], driver, love, nightclub, officer, sergeant, songwriter, training, war, woman