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Four Jills in a Jeep (1944)

Reenactments of actual USO experiences of its female stars entertaining troops overseas.

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Kay Francis
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Mitzi Mayfair ...
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Jimmy Dorsey ...
Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra ...
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Eddie
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Lt. Dick Ryan
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Alice Faye
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Betty Grable
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Reenactments of actual USO experiences of its female stars entertaining troops overseas.

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Music | Romance | War

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17 March 1944 (USA)  »

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Cuatro chicas a la guerra  »

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Five songs were dropped from the release print: "Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer" (music by Jimmy McHugh, lyrics by Harold Adamson), sung with a bit of comedy by Martha Raye; the slightly risqué "SNAFU" (music by McHugh, lyrics by Adamson), sung and danced by Martha Raye, Carole Landis and Mitzi Mayfair; "It's the Old Army Game" (music by McHugh, lyrics by Adamson), performed by Kay Francis (reciting rather than singing while supposedly playing the piano), plus Raye, Landis and Mayfair; "Silent Night" (music by Franz Gruber, lyrics by 'Josef Mohr'); sung by Martha Raye; and "Mamae Yo Quero" (music by Vicente Paiva, Portuguese lyrics by Jararaca), sung and danced by Carmen Miranda. All five songs as filmed still exist. See more »

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Crazy Me
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Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Sung by Carole Landis with Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
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14 May 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Kay Francis, Carole Landis, Martha Raye and Mitzi Mayfair entertain troops in London and Africa with some love interests thrown in to try and make a story. Some star guests also make an appearance but they are not very good.

This film is about 4 women doing their wartime turns for soldiers at different camps. There is no storyline and their acts are pretty dreadful. While I was watching the film, I had a phone call asking me what I wanted from MacDonalds. I replied that I wanted a Big Mac, a Quarter Pounder with cheese, a cheeseburger and small fries coz I had 3 bottles of wine the night before and was craving junk food. When I resumed watching the film, the girls were riding camels and even though I had no idea what was happening, I can guarantee 100% that I missed absolutely nothing. There are 2 good moments in the film - one is Carole Landis singing lit up by lighters as the lights go out because of an air raid, and the other is Mitzi Mayfair dancing - she can kick the back of her head! Overall verdict - a Big Mac is better than a Quarter Pounder with cheese.


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