Bandleader Kay Kyser takes his troupe of nutty musicians, goofball comics and pretty girl singers on a tour around the world to entertain the troops during World War II.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kay Kyser ...
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Mischa Auer
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Joan Davis
Marcy McGuire ...
Marcy McGuire
Wally Brown ...
Wally
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Joe Gimpus
Kay Kyser Band ...
Kay Kyser Band (as Kay Kyser's Band)
M.A. Bogue ...
Ish Kabibble (as Merwyn 'Ish Kabibble' Bogue)
Georgia Carroll ...
Georgia Carroll
Harry Babbitt ...
Sully Mason ...
Julie Conway ...
Jule Conway (as Jule Conway)
Diane Pendleton ...
Diane Pendleton
Jack ...
Jack (as Jack and Mac)
Mac ...
Mac (as Jack and Mac)
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Bandleader Kay Kyser takes his troupe of nutty musicians, goofball comics and pretty girl singers on a tour around the world to entertain the troops during World War II.

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Klowning with Kay and a Kayrazee Krew. See more »

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Comedy | Music | War

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27 November 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ao Redor do Mundo  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of the girls says "Now I know what Sherman meant" when the troupe arrives in Tunis, a reference to General Sherman's quote "War is hell". See more »

Goofs

Joan and Marcie are being driven in an American jeep driven by an American soldier from Cairo to Tunis, westward across North Africa. American troops were not based in Cairo. They landed in Algeria and Morocco. In Cairo, Kay Kyser also refers to an officer having an eagle on his shoulder (US insignia for a colonel) but this could be a liaison officer. See more »

Connections

References Little Red Walking Hood (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

He's Got a Secret Weapon
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Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by Harry Babbitt
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AROUND THE WORLD IS WORTH WATCHING!
7 June 2004 | by (NORTHRIDGE, CA.) – See all my reviews

The review below by 'PTB-8' of AROUND THE WORLD is off the mark- Not because of his overuse of adjectives, but by mistakes. Joan BENNETT is not even in this film. I will assume he's talking about Joan Davis (BIG difference!), who is delightfully silly and cornball, which was the comedy style of the day. It costars the Kyser gang of excellent performers- Harry Babbitt, Georgia Carroll, Ish Kabibble and Sully Mason. AROUND THE WORLD is an amusing wartime musical with a somber ending- a first and only for the Kyser films. Kyser was a very big radio personality of the late 30s/early 40s,not Sir John Gielgud, but his acting seems very natural to me. Perhaps it's because I'm from the South, too. Rest assured AROUND THE WORLD's worth watching.


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