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Seven Days' Leave (1942)

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Soldier Johnny Grey is engaged to marry singer Mapy Cortes, but his plans go awry when he learns that he is the heir to $100,000 from his great-grandfather -- a bequest that comes with a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Johnny Grey
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Terry Havalok-Allen
Harold Peary ...
Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve (as Harold Peary {The Great Gildersleeve})
Mapy Cortés ...
Mapy (as Mapy Cortes)
Ginny Simms ...
Ginny Simms
Freddy Martin ...
Freddy Martin
Les Brown ...
Les Brown
Marcy McGuire ...
Mickey Havalok-Allen
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Bitsy Slater
Lynn Royce & Vanya ...
Specialty Dancers (as Lynn) (as Royce & Vanya)
Ralph Edwards & Co. ...
Radio Performers
Peter Lind Hayes ...
Pvt. Pete Jackson
Walter Reed ...
Ralph Bell
Wallace Ford ...
Sgt. Mead
Buddy Clark ...
Buddy Clark
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Soldier Johnny Grey is engaged to marry singer Mapy Cortes, but his plans go awry when he learns that he is the heir to $100,000 from his great-grandfather -- a bequest that comes with a catch: before claiming the money, Johnny must marry a descendant of his great-grandfather's Civil War enemy, General Havelock-Allen. Not wanting to disrupt his planned marriage to Mapy, Johnny must figure out how to concoct a temporary marriage-of-convenience with the descendant -- who turns out to be the beautiful Terry Havelock-Allen. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Sonata No.14 in C Sharp Minor, Op.27 No.2 ('Moonlight')
(1802)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played by Freddy Martin and His Orchestra in his nightclub at the garden reception
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With soldiers like these, it's amazing that they won the war!!
29 September 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Seven Days' Leave" is a piece of wartime propaganda fluff--pure and simple. Much of it consists of lots of soldiers singing and dancing and putting flowers in their hats--and it makes you wonder HOW the US managed to win the war if these guys are like the soldiers they fielded during WWII! After a whole lot of singing and dancing, the plot FINALLY is introduced. Johnny Grey (Victor Mature) will inherit a fortune. He's thrilled and plans on marrying his girlfriend. HOWEVER, he soon learns that there is a stupid codicil to the will. He MUST marry a descendant of General Allen. It seems, in a VERY contrived plot twist, that Johnny's grandfather, General Grey, fought against General Allen during the Civil War. And, the will wants a descendant of Allen to marry a descendant of Grey to heal up these old wounds. And, this woman is NOT the lady he plans on marrying but Terry Allen (Lucille Ball)--a woman who HATES the Greys.

So, you've got a VERY contrived plot, lots of silly and superfluous singing and Victor Mature doing comedy. All in all, it sounds pretty bad...and it is. Even worse is when a fourth-rate guy does imitations of various celebrities. They announce each one before he begins--and you really need to be told who they are supposed to be because you really cannot tell by listening to him! A silly and forgettable film.

By the way, there is a very strange character in the film. Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve (Harold Peary) is the lawyer who handles the estate, right? Well, this same character (and actor) played Gildersleeve in quite a few other films. Plus, Gildersleeve was a very popular radio character who appeared regularly on "Fibber McGee and Molly" and later had his own spin off radio show starring, who else, Peary!


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