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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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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January 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El desfile de las estrellas  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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: Hello, Bill.
Colonel Bill Jones: How are you, Hyllary?
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Connections

Spoofs Test Pilot (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Let Me Call You Sweetheart
(uncredited)
Music by Leo Friedman
Lyrics by Beth Slater Whitson
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Kathryn Grayson
6 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tonight was the first time I'd seen this one. I thought I had seen most of Kathryn Grayson's work.It was enjoyable. Of course there's not much plot as I believe it was made to take the civilian's mind off the tension of WWII.

I'm a big Kathryn Grayson fan (along with Jane Powell and Deanna Durbin), and take umbrage to Dreamer36's reference to her singing as "chirping". While I realize that not everyone likes coloraturas, you have to give credit for the sheer talent alone. After all, where is that kind of talent in the movies they put out today? It gets tiring seeing a flick where's there's an obligatory scene where someone or something get blown to h*** and back and every other word is f***.

Gene Kelly's dancing was fantastic as usual, especially the scene with the broom and it's always a pleasure to see what classical treats José Iturbi has in store.


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