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Director:
Writers:
Karl Tunberg (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
4 September 1942 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's Hep! It's Hot! It's Hilarious!
Plot:
Connie Ward is in seventh heaven when Gene Morrison's band rolls into town. She is swept off her feet by trumpeter Bill Abbot... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
NewsDesk:
(7 articles)
User Reviews:
great vintage music and costumes using the best talents of the day See more (32 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

George Montgomery ... Bill Abbot

Ann Rutherford ... Connie Ward
Glenn Miller ... Gene Morrison
The Glenn Miller Orchestra ... Gene Morrison Orchestra (as The Glenn Miller Band)
Lynn Bari ... Jaynie Stevens

Carole Landis ... Natalie Mercer

Cesar Romero ... St. John 'Sinjin' Smith
Virginia Gilmore ... Elsie
Mary Beth Hughes ... Caroline Steele
The Nicholas Brothers ... Nicholas Brothers (as Nicholas Brothers)
Tamara Geva ... Mrs. Beck
Frank Orth ... Rex Willet

Grant Mitchell ... Dr. Ward

Harry Morgan ... Cully Anderson (as Henry Morgan)

Jackie Gleason ... Ben Beck
Edith Evanson ... Hilda
Alec Craig ... Henry Fink
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Iris Adrian ... Wisecracking Blonde in Bus Station (uncredited)
Tex Beneke ... Phil Mercer (uncredited)
Johnny Best ... Band Member (uncredited)
Ralph Brewster ... Band Member (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Recording Booth Assistant (uncredited)
Ernie Caceres ... Band Member (uncredited)
Bill Cartledge ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Nick Cockrane ... Musician (uncredited)

Frank D'Annolfo ... Band Member (uncredited)
Tom Dugan ... Bus Driver (uncredited)
Bullets Durgom ... Bullets (uncredited)
Ray Eberle ... Band Member (uncredited)

Dale Evans ... Hazel - Band Member's Wife (uncredited)
Jane Goude ... Hostess (uncredited)
Bobby Hackett ... Band Member (uncredited)
Dick Hogan ... Teen Ager in Soda Shop (uncredited)
Kenneth Howell ... Teen Ager (uncredited)
Olin Howland ... Dance Ticket-Taker (uncredited)
Marion Hutton ... Band Singer (uncredited)
Robert Emmett Keane ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Al Klink ... Band Member (uncredited)
Kay Linaker ... Margie (uncredited)
Arthur Loft ... Recording Session Director (uncredited)
Trudy Marshall ... Irene (uncredited)
Skippy Martín ... Band Member (uncredited)
Billy May ... Band Member (uncredited)
Dale McMickle ... Band Member (uncredited)
The Modernaires ... Singers (uncredited)
Roseanne Murray ... Dancer (uncredited)
William Newell ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Fayard Nicholas ... Dancer (uncredited)
Harold Nicholas ... Dancer (uncredited)
Barry Norton ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Alexander Pollard ... Etienne - Waiter (uncredited)
Lillian Porter ... Mousie (uncredited)
Jimmy Priddy ... Band Member (uncredited)
Moe Purtill ... Buddy Steele (uncredited)
Henry Roquemore ... Fat Man (uncredited)
Dick Rush ... Conductor (uncredited)
Willie Schwartz ... Band Member (uncredited)
Paul Tanner ... Band Member (uncredited)
Dick Winslow ... Musician (uncredited)
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Directed by
Archie Mayo 
 
Writing credits
Karl Tunberg (screenplay) and
Darrell Ware (screenplay)

James Prindle (original story)

Produced by
William LeBaron .... producer
William Goetz .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Leigh Harline (uncredited)
Alfred Newman (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Lucien Ballard (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Bischoff 
 
Art Direction by
Richard Day 
Joseph C. Wright 
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
 
Costume Design by
Earl Luick 
 
Makeup Department
Guy Pearce .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
William Koenig .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bernard Carr .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
Fred Lau .... sound
 
Music Department
Alfred Newman .... musical director
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Nick Castle .... dances stager: Nicholas Brothers
Harry Brand .... publicity director (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
98 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Canada:G (video rating) | Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | UK:A (theatrical rating) | UK:PG (video rating) | USA:Approved

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Trivia:
Maureen O'Hara and Linda Darnell both declined the female lead.See more »
Quotes:
Ben Beck:[as Bill Abbott approaches yet another pretty girl] There he goes. Out of the frying pan, into the frying pan!See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited from Sun Valley Serenade (1941)See more »
Soundtrack:
Bugle Call RagSee more »

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16 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
great vintage music and costumes using the best talents of the day, 6 May 2006
Author: jebratton from United States

I love this movie! It has the great Glen Miller band and features Tex Beneke. It also has the fabulous Nicholas Brothers in a WONDERFUL finale! In addition, the costumes that the "wives" wear should be in a time capsule; they are really great and perfectly reflect the best fashions of the day. The plot is to be tolerated as it creates a framework for music, dance and beauty that lifts the soul!!! Thumbs up!! What a treat to see Jackie Gleason playing the bass. Also, Tex Beneke was a voice I had only heard on records. It is delightful to see him try his hand at acting. Ann Rutherford is so lovely, and I just find the whole film a fluffy treat. The music is just the best and I always delight in the Nicholas Brothers.

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