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Thousands Cheer (1943)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | January 1944 (USA)
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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Cast

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Pvt. Eddie Marsh
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Hyllary Jones
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Col. Bill Jones
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Chuck Polansky
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Marie Corbino
Mary Elliott ...
Helen Corbino
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Sgt. Koslack
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Alan
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Capt. Fred Avery
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Silent Monk
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Emcee at the Show
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Red Skelton
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Storyline

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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As Thousands Cheer  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Eleanor Powell's number for this film was originally shot for "Broadway Melody of 1943," a project MGM abandoned before it was completed. "Broadway Melody of 1943" was to have co-starred Powell and Gene Kelly, who both appear in "Thousands Cheer" but are never seen together. See more »

Quotes

Frank Morgan: Just checking your pulse. Hmmm... very irregular. Rapid, too!
Lucille Ball: You have your fingers on my wristwatch.
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Crazy Credits

The credit for José Iturbi appears after all other cast and crew opening credits and reads: "And Introducing JOSÉ ITURBI in his first appearance on the screen." This appears on screen as he is seen conducting an orchestra in the opening scene of the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Noe som skjedde på jobben (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

I Dug A Ditch
Lyrics by Lew Brown and Ralph Freed
Music by Burton Lane
Sung by Ben Lessy (uncredited)
Sung by Kathryn Grayson (uncredited) and male chorus, including Ben Blue (uncredited), Frank Jenks (uncredited) and Frank Sully (uncredited)
Performed by the Kay Kyser Band (uncredited)
Sung by Georgia Carroll (uncredited), Harry Babbitt (uncredited), Sully Mason (uncredited), M.A. Bogue (uncredited)
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Lots of stars, so-so plot
14 January 2002 | by (Joliet, IL) – See all my reviews

OK Plot begins to bog down, then gets completely interrupted by a parade of stars, some of them annoying, some great. Highlight of stars is Judy singing, Mickey's impressions and Eleanor Powell seen in color. Highlight of movie is Gene Kelly's only dance number (the famous one with the mop). Really good actress Mary Astor is once again wasted.


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