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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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(Western Electric Sound System)

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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

Hyllary Jones: Hello, Bill.
Colonel Bill Jones: How are you, Hyllary?
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Edited into American Masters: Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer (2002) 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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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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