James Cross Stump from Stump and Stumpy is the lead singer/dancer and William Wycoff in drags in This Is the Army a 1943 film by Warner Bros.
Directed by Michael Curtiz, a wartime musical designed to boost morale in the U.S. during World War II , also directed by Sgt. Ezra Stone.
Irving Berlin composed the 19 songs. The movie featured a large ensemble cast such as George Murphy, Joan Leslie, Lt. Ronald Reagan, and boxer Joe Louis plus more.
For this act in this clip, it is said that Warner Bros. Pictures told the directer Michael Curtiz that they did not want black entertainers to perform this number. George Murphy, Irving Berlin, and Lt. Ronald Reagan told Michael Curtiz that they would walk from the film if they didn’t allow these men to perform.
Yes!!! Enjoy the singing… Watch and listen to the Music generated by the tap dancers… Rhythmically Musical not Hard Landing… Let’s Get there!!!