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Reveille with Beverly (1943)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Music, Romance  |  4 February 1943 (USA)
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Beverly Ross moderates an 5:30 am radio show with swing music, dedicated to the local servicemen. Two buddies of her brother have a chance to meet her and both fall in love. One of them is ... See full summary »

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William Wright ...
Barry Lang
Dick Purcell ...
Andy Adams
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Vernon Lewis
Tim Ryan ...
Mr. Kennedy
Larry Parks ...
Eddie Ross
Barbara Brown ...
Douglas Leavitt ...
Mr. Ross
Adele Mara ...
Evelyn Ross
Walter Sande ...
Pvt. Puckett aka Canvassback
Wally Vernon ...
Stomp McCoy
Andrew Tombes ...
Mr. Smith
Bob Crosby Orchestra ...
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Freddie Slack and His Orchestra ...
Orchestra
Ella Mae Morse ...
Ella Mae Morse
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Beverly Ross moderates an 5:30 am radio show with swing music, dedicated to the local servicemen. Two buddies of her brother have a chance to meet her and both fall in love. One of them is a wealthy sponser, the other used to be his chauffeur, but before she can decide, which of them she likes more, the soldiers have their marching orders and are away to their destination. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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4 February 1943 (USA)  »

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Alvorada Dá Alegria  »

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$40,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Irene Ryan of "Beverly" Hillbillies fame is Elsie the receptionist/secretary. If you don't recognize her by her looks, you will recognize her by her voice. See more »

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If You Can't Join Up, Buy Bonds
15 April 2008 | by (Baltimore, MD) – See all my reviews

From around the time Europe began fighting World War II, until the war's end, Hollywood (with significant prodding from the government) made tons of movies which were designed to try and get young men to enlist in the Army, by making the life of a serviceman appear "cool." This is by far the sloppiest, implying that the life of a soldier is devoid of work, you get the best food, and you get to lie around all day listening to Ann Miller on the radio. I am far too young to have participated in WWII, but I think that there was more to it than that. There is the barest cat's whisker of a plot, and a bunch of musical numbers featuring some of the day's leading acts.

I think that by 1943, even the most naive of civvies knew that there was more going on overseas than the wacky hijinks portrayed in this movie. While I am sure that it was meant to be viewed as escapist entertainment, I can't help but wonder if the family and loved ones of men fighting in the war, were amused or repulsed by this trivialization of their loved ones' sacrifice.


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