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Jane likes planes
bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York
28 December 2012
Fans of Jane Withers and Naval Aviation fans will like The Holy Terror,
but this is one sadly dated film about a young girl who needs either to
be on some meds or a good spanking who accidentally uncovers a nest of
spies. Where else, but at the local hash house where the sailors go on
Young Jane rather than liking dolls or even boys at her age loves model
airplanes which she flies at the most inopportune moments, causing a
great deal of embarrassment for her father John Eldredge. Other than
that she sings and dances as the sailors try to put on a show in the
manner of Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. But it's how she finds the
spies who are taking notice of our advances in aviation for some
unnamed foreign power.
Seeing those ancient biplanes taking off from a carrier deck even
though this film was studio bound was interesting to say the least.
Harry Akst and Sidney Clare wrote a score of unmemorable songs for this
film. Tony Martin, Leah Ray, El Brendel, Joan Davis, and Joe E. Lewis
all contribute their talents and Davis comes off the best.
Nothing to run home to watch TCM if The Holy Terror is broadcast.
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