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Thousands Cheer (1943)

Passed  -  Comedy | Drama | Musical  -  January 1944 (USA)
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Acrobat Eddie Marsh is in the army now. His first act is to become friendly with Kathryn Jones, the colonel's pretty daughter. Their romance hits a few snags, including disapproval from her... See full summary »

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Kathryn Jones
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Private Eddie Marsh
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Hyllary Jones
John Boles ...
Colonel Bill Jones
Ben Blue ...
Chuck Polansky
Frances Rafferty ...
Marie Corbino
Mary Elliott ...
Helen Corbino
Frank Jenks ...
Sergeant Koslack
Frank Sully ...
Alan
Dick Simmons ...
Captain Fred Avery
Ben Lessy ...
Silent Monk
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Emcee at the Show
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Red Skelton
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Acrobat Eddie Marsh is in the army now. His first act is to become friendly with Kathryn Jones, the colonel's pretty daughter. Their romance hits a few snags, including disapproval from her father. Eddie's also plagued by fear of having an accident during his family's trapeze act in the army variety show, which also features a gallery of MGM stars. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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El desfile de las estrellas  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Some cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Connie Gilchrist (Taxicab driver), Daisy Bufford (Maid), Pierre Watkin (Alex), Edmund Mortimer (Guest) and Lionel Barrymore (Announcer). Bryant Washburn Jr. was announced as a cast member, but only his father, Bryant Washburn, had a role in the movie. Gus Schilling was also announced as a cast member, but he was not in the movie either. Barrymore is referenced by a comic impersonation performed by Mickey Rooney. See more »

Quotes

Private Eddie Marsh: They call me "The King of the High Trapeze"
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Capriccio Espagnol
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Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conducted by José Iturbi
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How did I miss this one?
29 January 2005 | by (OKC) – See all my reviews

Well, I'm stumped as to why this film isn't better known. I'd barely heard of it. Kathryn Grayson is at her most adorable in this one. She sings like an angel, she looks like an angel, she wrinkles her nose like an angel. Gene Kelly is charming, but underused.

The last hour of the film is a star-studded camp show for the boys, and I'm certain that the film was sent overseas to entertain the troops during the war. The finale is somewhat bizarre and stilted -- Grayson singing with what looks to be 400 middle-aged men from different countries -- and provokes a sort of desperate hope that the world will one day again be at peace.

'Thousands Cheer' is an odd hybrid of musical-comedy, review and morality play, but I decidedly enjoyed and appreciated it. See if it doesn't make you misty.


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