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A Guy Named Joe (1943)

Passed | | Drama, Romance, War | March 1944 (USA)
Maj. Pete Sandidge is a very able pilot who seems to have a streak of luck as far as flying goes. World War II is raging and Pete has come out of it pretty so far. He even has a beautiful ... See full summary »

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Maj. Pete Sandidge is a very able pilot who seems to have a streak of luck as far as flying goes. World War II is raging and Pete has come out of it pretty so far. He even has a beautiful girlfriend Dorinda Durston, herself a qualified pilot who ferries aircraft to different bases. When Pete is killed however, he finds himself in heaven and learns that every pilot has a guardian angel. He returns to Earth where, unseen by anyone, he coaches a pilot-in-training Ted Randall. Ted is a pretty good kid and is coming along nicely but when he's shipped to New Guinea he runs into Dorinda who has remained faithful to her lost love. As Ted pursues her, Pete will have to decide what he wants to do about it. Written by garykmcd

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A GUY - A GAL - A PAL - It's Swell!

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Drama | Romance | War | Fantasy

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Dos en el cielo  »

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$2,627,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Actors Richard Carlson, Phillip Terry and Richard Whorf were originally cast in the movie but were not seen in the released version. Actors announced by news items to be cast in the movie, but who were not seen in the print include David Thursby, Rex Evans, Will Stanton, Harry Cording and George Magrill. See more »

Goofs

When Pete convinces Randall to showoff, Ted radios Rourke to take over command of their squadron. But as Ted flies just over the treetops, Rourke (Don Dafore) is shown on the ground watching as he makes his pass. See more »

Quotes

Ted Randall: You're the prettiest girl in all the world. You're even prettier than a P-38.
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Soundtracks

The Army Air Corps Song
(uncredited)
Written by Robert Crawford
Played during the opening credits and partially sung by an off-screen male chorus
Played as background music often and at the end
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Irene Dunne
28 February 2006 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Irene Dunne is what makes any movie she is in, superb! No female actor today, or for that matter in the 30s and 40s can compare to her wholesomeness, versatility, and talent! This movie was a lesson in many aspects of life. It was made during a time that these things were much needed but we can certainly apply the same selflessness to our daily lives today. It is funny and dramatic, fast moving and keeps your interest. Spencer Tracy is good, so was Van Johnson in that part! Ward Bond is always so good at anything he dose, he is such a great SUPPORTING actor he supports and complements, he always seems to be the character he is playing.

Yet, again I must say Irene Dunne is a Jewel, she does every character in such a believable manner you feel they could be your next door neighbor. Thank You Irene !


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