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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 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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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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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 »

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Private Eddie Marsh: From now on I only kiss women I know.
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Three Letters In The Mail Box
Music by Walter Jurmann
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Conducted by Frank Jenks (uncredited)
Performed by Kathryn Grayson (uncredited)
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Thousands Cheer. Rah! Rah! For World War 11 Effort ***
8 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Predictable World War 11 yarn where Gene Kelly falls for Katherine Grayson. He is not too thrilled with the army and her father is his commander.

The movie is greatly patriotic which of course was needed during the war years.

Grayson's mom is played by Mary Astor who left her father years before because of his devotion to duty. Naturally, Grayson would like to see them reconcile.

The second part of the film deals with a cavalcade of MGM stars putting on a show for the troops. The singing is good but the sketches with Frank Morgan, Ann Sothern, Donna Reed, and Marsha Hunt are ridiculous.

Of course, the film resolves itself with Kelly going off to war and Grayson singing as beautifully as ever.


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