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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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Taglines:

A cargo of fun and songs and stuff to spread the laughs all over the map! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | War

Certificate:

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Release Date:

27 November 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ao Redor do Mundo  »

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Joan Davis encounters a sulphur-crested cockatoo in the streets of Cairo. Cockatoos are native to Australia and some islands to its north, and are not found in Africa. 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

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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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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