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The Gang's All Here (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 24 December 1943 (USA)
A soldier falls for a chorus girl and then experiences trouble when he is posted to the Pacific.

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Phil Baker
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Benny Goodman
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Benny Goodman's Orchestra (as Benny Goodman Orchestra)
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Andrew Mason Sr.
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Mrs. Peyton Potter
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Peyton Potter
Tony De Marco ...
Tony
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Andy Mason
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Vivian Potter
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Sgt. Pat Casey
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Dorita's Orchestra
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Storyline

Playboy Andy Mason, on leave from the army, romances showgirl Eadie Allen overnight to such effect that she's starry-eyed when he leaves next morning for active duty in the Pacific. Only trouble is, he gave her the assumed name of Casey. Andy's eventual return with a medal is celebrated by his rich father with a benefit show featuring Eadie's show troupe, at which she's sure to learn his true identity...and meet Vivian, his 'family-arrangement' fiancée. Mostly song and dance. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The musical wonder show of the year! (Trade paper ad). See more »


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Banana split  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Director Busby Berkeley was free to do this film because Arthur Freed had him fired from Girl Crazy (1943) after he shot the film's ending number, "I Got Rhythm", due to Judy Garland's collapse due to overwork. Norman Taurog took over the direction of "Girl Crazy" and, rather than pay him his contract salary for not working, MGM loaned Berkeley to 20th Century-Fox for this film. See more »

Goofs

Boom mic shadow on wall as Edie enters Vivian's bedroom. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Peyton Potter: [after meeting Dorita] That hat! I'd better watch my lampshades and bell-cords!
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Featured in Busby Berkeley: Going Through the Roof (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

'Valse des rayons' from 'Le Papillon'
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aka "Valse chaloupée"
Music by Jacques Offenbach
The "Apache Dance" referred to and sung by Charlotte Greenwood and Phil Baker
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Superlative musical scenes
20 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of my ten all-time favorite films, primarily for the superb musical scenes, including the opening 'Brazil' and the closing 'Polka-Dot Polka' but the 'Lady in the Tutti-Frutti Hat' is just fantastic! The plot is simple, just enough to string together the musical scenes, a few laughs and some unintended poignancy. Of those young soldiers and sailors who gathered to listen to Benny and Carmen sing, which of these bright young lives were cast into the dustbin of war? For anyone who enjoys musicals, for anyone who appreciates psychedelia this film is the ne plus ultra.

jHh


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