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Rookies in Burma (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, War | December 1943 (USA)
Even in the jungles of Burma, U.S. Army Privates Jerry Miles (Wally Brown), and Mike Strager (Alan Carney, are still spending most of their time on KP (Kitchen Police) duty. But they are ... See full summary »


Leslie Goodwins


Edward James (original screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
Wally Brown ... Jerry Miles
Alan Carney ... Mike Strager
Erford Gage Erford Gage ... Sergeant Burke
Joan Barclay ... Janie - the Brunette
Claire Carleton ... Connie - the Blonde
Ted Hecht Ted Hecht ... Captain Tomura


Even in the jungles of Burma, U.S. Army Privates Jerry Miles (Wally Brown), and Mike Strager (Alan Carney, are still spending most of their time on KP (Kitchen Police) duty. But they are captured by the Japanese and taken to a prison camp and discover that their long-suffering Sergeant Burke (Erford Gage0 has also been captured. They manage to escape into the jungle and find their way to a Burmanese village in which two American showgirls, Janie (Joan Barclay and Connie (Claire Carleton, who have escaped from Shanghia, are stranded. The fivesome borrow an elephant and head for India. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Noe the Boys Make Monkeys of the Japs In a Riotous New Farce adorned With Soubrettes (original poster) See more »


Comedy | War


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Release Date:

December 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dyo kothonia sti Burma See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jerry Miles: [after jumping into a foxhole to take cover from a Japanese machine gunner during a raging battle] Boy, what a scrap!
Mike Strager: Yeah, it's just like when Brooklyn plays the Giants.
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Follows The Adventures of a Rookie (1943) See more »


You're In the Army Now
Music by Isham Jones and lyrics by Tell Taylor and Ole Olsen
Played during the opening credits
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Calling A&C......And Bela Lugosi Too
29 April 2005 | by PATRICK1962See all my reviews

I just recently saw this for the first time......61 minutes I'll never get back! ZOMBIES ON Broadway and GENIUS AT WORK are much better, due in no small part to the participation of Bela Lugosi and Lionel Atwill. Brown & Carney make Abbott & Costello look like Lunt and Fontanne! The racist angle probably kept this title off of commercial television. The anti-Jap sentiment must have been appreciated in 1943. Hard to believe this was directed by the same guy (Leslie Goodwins) who made THE MUMMY'S CURSE at Universal the following year. Incidentally, Joan Barclay plays Janie and Claire Carleton plays Connie. The IMDb is incorrect.

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