Joe Adams takes on the identity of a dead gangster in order to avoid the draft. Adams plans to use a war relief charity to get his gambling operation up and running, until he falls in love with Dorothy Bryant and has a change of heart. Written by
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The rhyming slang used by Cary Grant
's character is a form of slang in which a word is replaced by a rhyming word, typically the second word of a two-word phrase (so stairs becomes "apples and pears"). The second word is then often dropped entirely ("I'm going up the apples"), meaning that the association of the original word to the rhyming phrase is not obvious to the uninitiated. For example: "Sherman" for an American (Sherman tank = Yank). The exact origin of rhyming slang appears to be unclear, partly because it exists to some extent in many languages. In English, rhyming slang is strongly associated with Cockney speech from the East End of London. See more
When Joe is in the Greek Orthodox church, we hear Latin music in the background. This would be sung at a Roman Catholic church, but never at a Greek Orthodox one. See more
Joe Adams aka Joe Bascopolous
You don't mind if I double-cross myself, do you?
Opening credits prologue: 1941 America was still at Peace. See more
Featured in Band of Brothers: Currahee
Something To Remember You By
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Whistled often by Cary Grant
Played at the charity ball
Variations often in the score See more