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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 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:

Alégrate 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

In the medium and close shots, the Australian and British soldiers are wearing US uniforms, with only different head-wear (slouch hat, berets, etc.) to differentiate them from the US soldiers. See more »

Connections

References Little Red Walking Hood (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Believe Everything You Dream
(uncredited)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by Georgia Carroll and Harry Babbitt
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For the boys
6 January 2006 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Entertaining the boys during WWII was something most performers loved to do because they felt it was their patriotic duty at a time when everyone felt that conflict was a just cause. That is basically what happens in this fun filled 1943 movie directed by Alan Dawn. We meet a group of actors and singers taking an around the world trip to keep up the morale of the combating soldiers.

Featured prominently was Kay Kayser and his orchestra. Mr. Kayser was a man that felt good in front of the camera as well as conducting his orchestra and singers. Out of the talent in the film, the irresistible Joan Davis has the best opportunities. She was a funny lady with excellent timing, who could keep up with the best. Mischa Auer is also among the group of actors and singers accompanying Mr. Kayser in this world tour. Marcy McGuire is seen as the girl that stows away in the plane and makes herself a valuable asset in entertaining the troops.

The film is a pleasant trip back to those days.


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