Rookies on Parade

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Rookies on Parade
Directed by Joseph Santley
Written by
Produced by Albert J. Cohen
Cinematography Ernest Miller
Edited by Charles Craft
Music by
Distributed by
Release date
  • April 17, 1941 (1941-04-17)(U.S.)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States

Rookies on Parade is a 1941 Republic Pictures musicalcomedy film that was the studios entry into the pre-World War II Army comedy genre. The Army technical advisor was Captain Jack Voglin who performed the same duty on the 1941 films You're in the Army Now , You'll Never Get Rich , and Buck Privates . [1] The film was directed by Joseph Santley. [2] Bob Crosby, Ruth Terry, Eddie Foy Jr., and Marie Wilson star. [2]




Marie Wilson met Allan Nixon when she was starring and he played a supporting role in the film. Though she was considered engaged to Nick Grinde, Wilson and Nixon eloped and later divorced. [3]


I Love You More
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Saul Chaplin

What More Do You Want
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Saul Chaplin

My Kinda Music Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Saul Chaplin

You'll Never Get Rich
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Saul Chaplin
Performed by Eddie Foy Jr.

Mother Never Told Me
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Saul Chaplin
Sung by Ruth Terry

Rookies on Parade
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Eddie Cherkose

Chula Chi Hua Hua
Written by Jule Styne, Sidney Clare and Nick Castle

Londonderry Air
Music Arranged by Jule Styne
New Lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell


Rookies on Parade was released in theatres April 17, 1941. [4] [5]

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  2. 1 2 "Rookies on Parade". Turner Classic Movies . Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  3. Tranberg, Charles. (2006). Not so dumb : the life and career of Marie Wilson. Albany, GA: BearManor Media. ISBN   978-1-59393-049-3. OCLC   70803507.
  4. Hurst 2007, p. 202.
  5. Dreher 2008, p. 215.