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17 March 1944 (USA) See more »
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Reenactments of actual USO experiences of its female stars entertaining troops overseas. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Kay Francis ... Kay Francis

Carole Landis ... Carole Landis
Martha Raye ... Martha Raye
Mitzi Mayfair ... Mitzi Mayfair
Jimmy Dorsey ... Orchestra Leader
Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra ... Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
John Harvey ... Ted Warren

Phil Silvers ... Eddie
Dick Haymes ... Lt. Dick Ryan

Alice Faye ... Alice Faye

Betty Grable ... Betty Grable

Carmen Miranda ... Carmen Miranda

George Jessel ... Master of Ceremonies
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Acuff ... Sentry (scenes deleted)
Renee Carson ... Swedish Maid (scenes deleted)
Edith Evanson ... French Maid (scenes deleted)
Mary Field ... Maid (scenes deleted)
Betty Roadman ... Housekeeper (scenes deleted)
Kirk Alyn ... Pilot (uncredited)
Warren Ashe ... Lieutenant Colonel (uncredited)
Bonnie Bannon ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Martin Black ... Soldier (uncredited)
Esther Brodelet ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Ralph Byrd ... Sergeant in Mess Hall (uncredited)
Lucille Carroll ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Harry Carter ... U.S.O. Announcer (uncredited)
Roger Clark ... Captain (uncredited)
Lester Dorr ... Master Sergeant (uncredited)
David Essex ... Navigator (uncredited)
James Flavin ... MP Sergeant (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Guest at Lady Carlton-Smith's (uncredited)
William Forrest ... Officer (uncredited)
Janet Graves ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Reed Hadley ... Fighter Pilot Dispatcher on Loudspeaker (uncredited)

Eddie Hall ... Soldier Running Toward Crash Site (uncredited)
Alec Harford ... Priest (uncredited)
Winifred Harris ... Lady Carlton-Smith (uncredited)
Paul Harvey ... General (uncredited)
Joe Haworth ... Soldier (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Soldier in Audience (uncredited)
Crauford Kent ... British Officer (uncredited)
Mike Killian ... Soldier (uncredited)
Glenn Langan ... Capt. Stewart (uncredited)
Lolita Lindsay ... Minor Role (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Bill - Radio Operator (uncredited)

Miles Mander ... Col. Hartley (uncredited)
Jimmy Martin ... Aide (uncredited)
Lester Matthews ... Capt. Lloyd (uncredited)
Frances Morris ... Surgical Nurse (uncredited)
Dorothy Neiger ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Betty Jean Orth ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Dolly Perrin ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Alexander Pollard ... Butler (uncredited)
B.S. Pully ... Soldier (uncredited)
Alex Romero ... Dancer (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ... Sentry (uncredited)
Mary Servoss ... Nurse Lieutenant (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Surgeon (uncredited)
Mel Shubert ... Pilot (uncredited)
Clarence Straight ... Corporal (uncredited)
Harry Strang ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Donald Stuart ... Sentry (uncredited)
Larry Thompson ... Sergeant (uncredited)
George Tyne ... Soldier (uncredited)
Mickey Wagner ... Minor Role (uncredited)
John Whitney ... Lieutenant (uncredited)

Frank Wilcox ... Officer (uncredited)
Dave Willock ... Heckling Soldier (uncredited)
Gordon Wynn ... Soldier (uncredited)
Betty Yeaton ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Directed by
William A. Seiter 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert Ellis 
Carole Landis  story
Helen Logan 
Fred Niblo Jr.  story
Froma Sand  story
Snag Werris 

Produced by
Irving Starr .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hugo Friedhofer (uncredited)
Arthur Lange (uncredited)
Cyril J. Mockridge (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
J. Peverell Marley  (as Peverell Marley)
 
Film Editing by
Ray Curtiss 
 
Art Direction by
James Basevi 
Albert Hogsett 
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
Al Orenbach 
 
Costume Design by
Yvonne Wood 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Eckhardt .... assistant director (as Wm. Eckhardt)
 
Sound Department
Jesse Bastian .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Lyman Hallowell .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Charles Henderson .... musical director
Emil Newman .... musical director
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Don Loper .... choreographer
Phillip W. Booker .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 

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USA:89 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
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 »
Soundtrack:
Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey MineSee more »

FAQ

Carole Landis---When Did She Change Name Legally?
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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Much better if you also watch the DVD extras..., 1 December 2012
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

"Four Jills and a Jeep" is a film about four entertainers who leave the comfort of the United States and head overseas to do their part for the war effort. The stars are Kay Francis, Martha Raye, Carole Landis and Mitzi Mayfair (who was famous for her stage work).

When I watched "Four Jills and a Jeep", a assumed that this film was pure fiction. While I know some actresses DID go to the front lines during WWII, I assume Twentieth Century-Fox chose the four featured actresses purely according to who was available. However, after watching one of the special features on the DVD for this film, I watched "The Real Four Jills" and learned much about the background for the film. It turns out that the story was based on a book by Kay Francis about her and the other three women in the film and their experiences traveling together to entertain the US troops in North Africa and England! So, the story is ESSENTIALLY true. What I mean by that is that the four stars were correct but the film was made here in the States AND liberties were taken with their story. So, while the film is pretty good, it's even better knowing the background for their story. Overall, it's enjoyable and worth your time. Plus, while I usually don't like cameos, I really liked seeing and hearing Alice Faye (in a tiny scene) sing her signature song, "You'll Never Know"--a tune that always gets me. And, that jitterbug sequence....WOW!

By the way, I was just curious and read through the five stars' biographies on IMDb for Kay Francis, Carole Landis, Mitzi Mayfair, Martha Raye and Dick Haymes and found that between them, they had 24 marriages! And, while I already knew this, Landis killed herself at age 29. Yikes...such is the Hollywood life.

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