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Army Girl (1938)

Approved | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 11 August 1938 (USA)
A fight to keep cavalry horses from being replaced by tanks culminates in a great race between machine and beast.

Director:

George Nichols Jr.

Writers:

Charles L. Clifford (story), Barry Trivers (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Madge Evans ... Julie Armstrong
Preston Foster ... Capt. Dike Conger
James Gleason ... Sgt. 'Three Star' Hennessy
H.B. Warner ... Col. Armstrong
Ruth Donnelly ... Leila Kennett
Neil Hamilton ... Capt. Joe Schuyler
Heather Angel ... Mrs. Gwen Bradley
Billy Gilbert ... Cantina Pete
Ralph Morgan ... Maj. Hal Kennett
Barbara Pepper ... Riki Thomas
Ralph Byrd ... Capt. Bob Marvin
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Sgt. Harry Ross (as Guinn Williams)
Robert Warwick ... Brig. Gen. Matthews
Allen Vincent ... Capt. Bradley
Pepito Pérez Pepito Pérez ... Pedro (as Pepito)
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A fight to keep cavalry horses from being replaced by tanks culminates in a great race between machine and beast.

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Cavalry vs. Tanks! A Riot of Revelry! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Pequena do Exército See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In her interview by Leonard Maltin in the December 1972 issue of Film Fan Monthly, Madge Evans gave the following testimony about the filming of "Army Girl" : "[I appeared] In a film called 'ARMY GIRL' with Preston Foster and a very good director, a very nice man named George Nicholls. Mr. Yates, who was President of Republic, had at that time decided to go into more ambitious productions, and I think we must have been all of three weeks, instead of three days. We went on location and other elaborate things for Republic." See more »

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Featured in S.O.S. Tidal Wave (1939) See more »

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The old horse cavalry is kaput
25 October 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Any film with three Oscar nominations to its credit you'd think would get a higher rating. But Army Girl with its abrupt change from comedy to courtroom drama just doesn't quite cut it. And the villain and as the film turns out to have one is more of a lunkhead than anything else.

Captain Preston Foster along with his aide M/Sergeant James Gleason are transferred to a horse cavalry fort which as progress deems is about to be turned into a place for that new mechanized warfare that tanks are bringing. The operation, repair, and maintenance of the tank will take the place of the horse. A fact resented on the post by nearly all from its commanding officer H.B. Warner on down.

Warner has a daughter in Madge Evans and Foster has a self imposed rule about dating army brats, but with a little sly trickery he and Evans are an item.

Things get serious though when on a final test the tank has an accident and both Warner and Gleason are killed. Foster is brought to court martial and nearly blows his career.

Certainly the tank proved its worth in the next year, unfortunately for the enemy. German tanks were infinitely the superior machine. The thought of that little job that Foster and Gleason drive around in going up against one of those panzer tiger tanks is laughable.

Army Girl got Oscar nominations for sound, musical score, and cinematography and did not bring anything home for Republic Pictures. And advances in mechanized warfare dated this film very quickly.


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