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Reveille with Beverly (1943)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
Orchestra (as Bob Crosby and His Orchestra)
Freddie Slack and His Orchestra ...
Orchestra
Ella Mae Morse ...
Ella Mae Morse
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Storyline

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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Great Big Star-Studded Musical! Full of Rhythm, Rhumba and Romance! See more »

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Comedy | Music | Romance | War

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Release Date:

4 February 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alvorada Dá Alegria  »

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Budget:

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

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the radio program "Reveille With Beverly" created by Jean Ruth. Miss Ruth appears in the movie's trailer. See more »

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Featured in The Lady with the Torch (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Cielito Lindo
Written by Quirino Mendoza
Adapted with English lyrics by Bill Driggs
Performed by The Mills Brothers
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Wartime entertainment
16 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a truly awful "B" movie. It is witless and often embarrassing. The plot, the basic "making into show business" routine, is almost nonexistent. In fact, the film is merely an excuse to push the war effort and highlight some popular music groups of 1942, including the Mills Brothers, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Bob Crosby, and Freddy Slack. Each group gets about the standard three minutes, the exception being the Mills Brothers, who for some reason warranted two numbers. Ann Miller doesn't get to dance until the last couple of minutes of the film, and she has little to do but strut her stuff amid a barrage of patriotic propaganda.

The most interesting moment in the film, in my view, occurred in the Duke Ellington segment. The band appears to be playing in a train, standing in awkward positions. (In the deep South at the time, the band was segregated in railroad cars when traveling.) Johnny Hodges is seen next to Duke, and Harry Carney may also be identified. In the last moments of the film, trumpeter/violinist Ray Nance rushes down the aisle to the camera and does an "uncle Tom," bugging his eyes and wiggling his head the way Willy Best did in many films. For modern viewers, especially jazz fans, this homage to segregation is sad indeed. Some movies go best unseen.


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