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Caught in the Draft

Overview

Bob Hope plays a famous movie star who does his best to avoid the pre-war draft, but ends up in uniform all the same. Hope marries Dorothy Lamour, the daughter of Army colonel Clarence Kolb, in hopes that this union will help him sidestep military service. Stuck in boot camp, Hope is a class-A screw-up until redeeming himself during a sham battle--though his "heroic" commandeering of a tank began as yet another boo-boo. Still not entirely certain that Hope could carry a film by himself, Paramount teamed him with ...
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Overview

Bob Hope plays a famous movie star who does his best to avoid the pre-war draft, but ends up in uniform all the same. Hope marries Dorothy Lamour, the daughter of Army colonel Clarence Kolb, in hopes that this union will help him sidestep military service. Stuck in boot camp, Hope is a class-A screw-up until redeeming himself during a sham battle--though his "heroic" commandeering of a tank began as yet another boo-boo. Still not entirely certain that Hope could carry a film by himself, Paramount teamed him with Eddie Bracken and Lynne Overman--a sort of Abbott and Costello plus One. Despite the efforts to make Bob Hope part of an ensemble, it is clear from the first frame to the last who is truly the star of Caught in the Draft.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/8/2002
  • UPC: 096898156134
  • Original Release: 1941
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  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bob Hope Don Bolton
Dorothy Lamour Tony Fairbanks
Lynne Overman Steve
Eddie Bracken Bert
Clarence Kolb Col. Peter Fairbanks
Paul Hurst Sgt. Bums
Ferike Boros Yetta
Phyllis Ruth Margie
Irving Bacon Cogswell
Arthur Loft Director
Edgar Dearing Recruiting Sergeant
Jimmie Dodd Indignant Patient
Ellen Drew
Edward Peil Jr. Patient
Murray Alper Make-up man
Marie Blake Nurse
Jack Chapin Rookie
Victor Cutler Rookie
Ray Flynn Lt. Colonel
Edward Hearn Operation manager
Leonard Henry Corporal
Weldon Heyburn Sergeant at Examining depot
Jerry Jerome Captain
Phyllis Kennedy Susan
Jack Luden Captain
Frank Marlowe Twitchell
George McKay Quartermaster Sgt.
Frank Mitchell Captain
Frances Morris Stretcher nurse
Ella Neal Nurse
Frank O'Connor Major
David Oliver Cameraman
Edwin Stanley Medical examiner
Eleanor Stewart Nurse
Andrew Tombes Justice of the Peace
Archie Twitchell Stretcher patient
Gloria Williams Nurse
Dave Willock Colonel's orderly
Peter Lynn Pilot
Technical Credits
David Butler Director
Lou Alter Songwriter
Buddy G. DeSylva Producer
Haldane Douglas Production Designer
Hans Dreier Production Designer
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Frank Loesser Songwriter
Wilkie Mahoney Screenwriter
Irene Morra Editor
Karl Struss Cinematographer
Harry Tugend Screenwriter
Victor Young Score Composer
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