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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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Pvt. Eddie Marsh
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Hyllary Jones
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Col. Bill Jones
Ben Blue ...
Chuck Polansky
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Marie Corbino
Mary Elliott ...
Helen Corbino
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Sgt. Koslack
Frank Sully ...
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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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First color film of Eleanor Powell. See more »

Quotes

Hyllary Jones: Trapeze? Are Eddie's parents acrobats?
Kathryn Jones: Aerialists! And I love him!
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The list of credited cast members from Mickey Rooney onwards is preceded by the following statement: "and the M-G-M Star Parade" See more »

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References Test Pilot (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

The Marine's Hymn
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Music based on a melody by Jacques Offenbach from his opera "Geneviève de Brabant"
Lyrics by unknown marine (ca 1874) and probably Henry C. Davis
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If only temporarily...
14 February 2001 | by (flint mi) – See all my reviews

Rats! Not only are the numerous actors and actresses good looking they are also talented. Gene Kelly's dance with a broom is as good as anything he ever did on film. But the World War Two message of this movie is that talent and good looks are not enough to win a war, one must also have high moral character. Bad boy Kelly says that he can get himself into trouble and that he can find his way out of trouble--but can he? There are some great Vaudeville lines that keep one amused while Kelly is trying to find out what a good soldier should be. For example, the doctor says he "only did appendix operations on the side" and that he did grafting "only because his salary was so small." The movie is great fun at a time in United States history when there was not much to laugh about. Song and dance does take the edge off war, if only temporarily.


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