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Follow the Boys (1944)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Musical  -  5 May 1944 (USA)
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During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles which featured virtually every star on the lot--often playing themselves--in musical numbers and comedy skits, and were ... See full summary »

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(as Eddie Sutherland) , (uncredited)

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(original screen play), (original screen play), 3 more credits »
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Tony West
Vera Zorina ...
Gloria Vance
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Jeanette MacDonald
Orson Welles' Mercury Wonder Show ...
Mercury Wonder Show
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Marlene Dietrich
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Dinah Shore
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Donald O'Connor
Peggy Ryan ...
Peggy Ryan
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W. C. Fields
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The Andrews Sisters
Artur Rubinstein ...
Artur Rubinstein
Carmen Amaya and Her Company ...
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Delta Rhythm Boys ...
Delta Rhythm Boys
Leonard Gautier's Bricklayers ...
The Bricklayers
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During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles which featured virtually every star on the lot--often playing themselves--in musical numbers and comedy skits, and were meant as morale-boosters to both the troops overseas and the civilians at home. This was Universal Pictures' effort. It features everyone from Donald O'Connor to the Andrews Sisters to Orson Welles to W.C. Fields to George Raft to Marlene Dietrich, and dozens of other Universal players. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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parade | magic | germany | troop ship | actress | See more »

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Hollywood's Biggest Stars Come Together For A Great Cause!

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Comedy | Drama | Musical | War

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5 May 1944 (USA)  »

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Three Cheers for the Boys  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Decca Records star Bing Crosby, who did not appear in this film, combined with The Andrews Sisters on two "Billboard"-charting songs featured in the score: "Vic'try Polka" (music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Sammy Cahn), sung in the picture at the conclusion of a greatest-hits medley by 'The Andrews Sisters, a number-five "Billboard" tune in 1943; and "Is You Is or Is You Ain't (Ma' Baby)" (music and lyrics by Louis Jordan and Billy Austin (I)), performed in the movie by Mr. Jordan singing with his orchestra, a number-two "Billboard" ditty for Crosby and the trio in 1944. On their own, the Andrews Sisters waxed for Decca and then repeated in this film a jivey song of farewell, "Shoo-Shoo" Baby" (music and lyrics by Phil Moore). Between late December 1943 and mid-April 1944, the sisters' 78 ranked as high as #3 among the "Billboard"-charting singles. Placing alongside was the Ella Mae Morse cut of "Shoo-Shoo Baby" on Capitol. In another musical from Universal, South of Dixie (1944), Ella gave out with her rendition. See more »

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W.C. Fields: You can count on me. You can always find me at Little Joe's Cream Puff Emporium.
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Soundtracks

I'll Get By
(1928) (uncredited)
Music by Fred E. Ahlert
Lyrics by Roy Turk
Sung by Dinah Shore
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"Close your eyes and I'll be there"
22 January 2001 | by (flint mi) – See all my reviews

It is difficult in the modern world of mega-entertainment to comprehend how little was available in 1944, especially for troops stationed in remote regions, at least if movies made during World War Two are any testimony. This movie is loaded with talent, singing what the "boys" wanted to hear. The plot is typical of USO movies, lots of entertaining and lots of appreciation. Dinah Shore's "I Promise You" and the Andrew Sisters' "Apple Blossom Time" must have put many minds at ease, at least for a short time. The film is worth seeing, especially when George Raft dances in the rain.


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