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Around the World (1943)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Music, War  |  27 November 1943 (USA)
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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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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 ...
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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Storyline

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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The musical that's going places - and momma does she move! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | War

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Release Date:

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 The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

They Just Chopped Down the Old Apple Tree
(uncredited)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by the cast
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wartime fluff and great swing
2 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not a great movie but a delight. So many movies were made to lighten the mood of wartime, many of which we know and many of which were forgotten. This is a joy - the music is terrific, the plot so thin it's transparent. The pretext is that Kyser's band and singers are traveling from one base to another to entertain the troops. (Kyser married the lead singer after this show and she quit her singing career.) The musicians and singers are talented, and Kyser pulls off the kind of broad humor that Bob Hope made famous on USO tours. Joan Davis is a comedic genius - very physical, as extreme as Lucille Ball or Imogene Coca, but pretty enough to hold her own with the feminine stars. Interesting that she chose the clownish route. She's a female Danny Kaye.


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