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zz44f| Caught in the Draft
Director: David Butler
Screenplay: Harry Tugend, Wilkie C. Mahoney
Cast: Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Lynne Overman, Eddie Bracken, Clarence Kolb
Genre: Comedy, War

Running Time: 82
Aspect Ratio:  1.37:1 (NTSC Flat Full Frame)
Sound: Dolby 2.0 Mono
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Features: Black and White
Studio:  Paramount Pictures DVD Region:  1 NR
DVD Release:  Oct 2002 Discs:  1 (DVD) []
Reviews:  "Caught in the Draft" co-stars Hope leading lady Dorothy Lamour, Eddie Bracken, and the inimitable Clarence Kolb. A bit weak overall, the comedy is nevertheless a fun farce as a weak-kneed movie star (Hope) finds himself drafted into the Army when all he really wanted was to con his new girlfriend into marriage so he can avoid the draft. To complicate matters, his girl is the Colonel's daughter, and the Colonel finds Hope to be a poor soldier and an even worse choice for his daughter's hand!There are at least two really fun bits; one is a wild tank ride, and the other is when Hope has to go on guard duty without his uniform, and has to avoid being discoverd by Col. Fairbanks (Kolb).As Lamour commented in her autobiography ("My Side of the Road"), it was strange to see Hope play a draft-dodger and goldbrick when compared to his real-life efforts to bring a little humor into the lives of our troops stationed overseas.

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