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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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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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Put out as a morale-booster/propaganda movie the whole romance story was designed for two purposes: first, to show, through Eddie Marsh (Gene Kelly), that everyone had to cooperate and work together for the war effort and, second, to provide a framework for cameo performances by many of the studio stars. These performances were either lifted from existing, but not released films, or were done in the studio and spliced into the "camp show". This is especially obvious during the "Honeysuckle Rose" segment performed by Lena Horne. See more »

Quotes

Hyllary Jones: Trapeze? Are Eddie's parents acrobats?
Kathryn Jones: Aerialists! And I love him!
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Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree
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Music by Sam H. Stept
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A musical with lousy music
29 December 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

When I saw the cast, I really got my hopes up. But they were dashed and then some. I kept waiting for Gene Kelly to cut the rug, but he danced one measly scene. I like Katherine Grayson, but seriously, the material she had was nothing special. In fact, most of the songs were awful. The exception was Lena Horne's Honeysuckle Rose, but sitting through the rest of the movie was a high price to pay for one quality number. There were such great tunes written during wartime. Where were they? Compare with Irving Berlin's This is the Army. It doesn't. It was nice to see a young Gene Kelly show us he can act, as well as dance. If you like vintage musicals, there are much better ones.


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