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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
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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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You Speak My Language
(1942)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Sung and danced by Mapy Cortés, Sergio Orta, Victor Mature and chorus of soldiers and girls,
with Les Brown and His Band of Renown
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Leave of Senses
24 March 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Glamorous WW2 comedy is an RKO fest of musical talent with believe it or not, those contract singing and dancing stars Lucille Ball and (yikes!) Victor Mature! He even sings with someone else's baritone too! It is like seeing GlennClose and Sylvester Stallone in a remake of HIGH SOCIETY...or maybe even Jungle Jim and Betty Grable in an imitation PHILADELPHIA STORY. It is an assembled musical with familiar but oddly placed actors and sets: RKO musicals of the 40s had MGM production values but with Republic talent. They have superb art direction and music but somehow out of place actors. HIGHER AND HIGHER is like this: lavish mansions with beautiful furniture and chandeliers, big orchestras, patios, modern nightclubs etc.....and then all these un-together actors placed in roles you might feel better if MGM or Paramount stars were there instead. Lucy is exceptionally beautiful in this film and dressed to impress. Marcie Gray, that teenage Shirley Temple of hep and jive is along for the dancing and comedy as well...so it looks totally like out-takes or a rehearsal for HIGHER AND HIGHER even more so. Good music and fun and quite expensive looking, SEVEN DAYS LEAVE is a patriotic musical of its day...but with Lucy and Victor? It all works in spite of itself.


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