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Best Foot Forward (1943)

Passed | | Musical, Comedy | 8 October 1943 (USA)
Lucille Ball accepts a cadet's invitation to a military academy's senior prom in order to boost her career.

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Cast

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Tommy Dix ...
Bud Hooper
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Nancy - Blind Date
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Ethel
Kenny Bowers ...
Dutch Miller
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Minerva
Jack Jordan ...
Hunk
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Miss Delaware Water Gap, Vocalist
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Chester Short
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Maj. Reeber
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Miss Talbert
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Capt. Bradd
Bob Stebbins ...
Greenie (as Bobby Stebbins)
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Storyline

Bud Hooper, a cadet at Winsocki Military Academy, sends an invitation to movie star Lucille Ball to come to Winsocki's big dance. Ball's publicity-hungry agent convinces her to go in order to boost her career. Complications arise when Bud's girlfriend Helen Schlesinger unexpectedly shows up, too. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Honey of a Musical

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Musical | Comedy

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Release Date:

8 October 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Rainha dos Corações  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,125,502 (estimated)
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| (DVD release)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debuts of Nancy Walker and June Allyson. See more »

Goofs

As Lucille Ball and her agent get off the train at the Winsocki station, there's a small dog sniffing the ground. Seconds later the dog is sitting and barking. See more »

Quotes

Lucille Ball: [as she steps off the train at Winsocki, encounteirng nobody but a barking dog] My public!
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Connections

Featured in That's Entertainment! III (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Ev'ry Time
(1941)
Music and Lyrics by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
Performed by Virginia Weidler (dubbed by Jeanne Darrell)
Reprised as dance music at the prom
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I miss movies like this.
5 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When this first came out in the theater and I saw it then, there was a military academy in the town where I lived. And I was just going into high school. I thought this movie was the greatest thing I had ever seen, maybe the greatest movie ever made. I felt like it had been made especially for me, my friends and our local cadets. And the song, Buckle Down Winsocki was absolutely the best fight song in the world. I realize now that the movie probably wasn't that good, it was trite and predictable, as well as being juvenile. It still thrills me, and the memories that I have of that time all come back when I watch this movie again. I'm not capable of seeing it from any other point of view, so I am going to give this a 10, just for old times' sake.


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