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Donna D'Arcy
Johnny Johnston ...
Johnny Draper (as Johnnie Johnston)
Jerry Colonna ...
Jeep Jackson
Betty Jane Rhodes ...
Lee Davis (as Betty Rhodes)
Barbara Jo Allen ...
Mariposa Ginsbotham (as Vera Vague)
Harry Barris ...
Harvey Erkimer
Eddie Quillan ...
Sticks O'Hara
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Push Gasper
Nick Cockrane ...
Frank - Cornetist
Rod Cameron ...
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Arthur Loft ...
E. V. Hartley, Personnel Manager
The Debonnaires ...
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William Forrest ...
Col. Reeves
Warren Ashe ...
Psych. Test Administrator
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23 July 1942 (USA)  »

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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 15, 1944 with Betty Jane Rhodes and Jerry Colonna reprising their film roles. See more »

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The Machine Age
(ballet)
Danced by The Debonnaires
Narrated & acted by Jerry Colonna
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Ann Miller Gets Top Billling at Paramount Pictures
10 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here is top-billed Ann Miller with blonde hair. I really studied her in this film, and I don't think it's a wig.It must have taken gallons of peroxide to get her black hair blonde. Miller provides her usual snazzy tap dancing.

This film has peppy music, although none of it memorable enough to be included with "standards", or even memorable enough to have survived into present day, even though the composers were top-notch talent. Miller, Johnnie Johnstone and Betty Rhodes provide the vocals, with a little bit of Jerry Colonna's nonsense.

Vera Vague, the character created by Barbara Jo Allen, is listed in the credits under the character's name. Vague is the ditzy man-hungry ugly duckling, as the girlfriend of leading lady Rhodes.

The plot is topical for 1942 World War II: patriotism, war-effort, swing music, and with the usual boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl in the end story included. Is it a "B" picture? Maybe, although it's a big too long for that category, but with lesser talents making up the cast, perhaps not an "A" picture, either. It would be an interesting project to research old newspaper advertisements to see how it was presented.


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