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Around the World (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, War | 27 November 1943 (USA)
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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A cargo of fun and songs and stuff to spread the laughs all over the map! See more »

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Comedy | Music | War

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Approved | See all certifications »
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27 November 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Al├ęgrate 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

The Moke from Shamokin'
(uncredited)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by Marcy McGuire
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Kyser (a MAN) plus exotic locales works!
23 October 2003 | by (NORTHRIDGE, CA.) – See all my reviews

AROUND THE WORLD is a fine, entertaining RKO film. Kay Kyser was a hugely popular MALE bandleader when HE made this in '43. Appearances by Mischa Auer, comedy team CARNEY AND BROWN, Marcy McGuire and Joan Davis round out an entertaining cast. Good swing numbers-check out Roodle-EE-doo! Worth seeing if you're a fan of wartime comedy/musicals.


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