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Director:
Writers:
Robert Ellis (screen play by) and
Helen Logan (screen play by) ...
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Release Date:
17 March 1944 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Reenactments of actual USO experiences of its female stars entertaining troops overseas. | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
WWII USO nostalgia See more (9 total) »

Cast

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Kay Francis ... Kay Francis

Carole Landis ... Carole Landis
Martha Raye ... Martha Raye
Mitzi Mayfair ... Mitzi Mayfair
Jimmy Dorsey ... Jimmy Dorsey
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
Robert Ellis (screen play by) and
Helen Logan (screen play by) and
Snag Werris (screen play by)

Froma Sand (story by) and
Fred Niblo Jr. (story by)

Kay Francis (based on the actual experiences of) &
Carole Landis (based on the actual experiences of) &
Martha Raye (based on the actual experiences of) &
Mitzi Mayfair (based on the actual experiences of)

Produced by
Irving Starr .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hugo Friedhofer (uncredited)
Arthur Lange (uncredited)
Cyril J. Mockridge (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
J. Peverell Marley (director of photography) (as Peverell Marley A.S.C.)
 
Film Editing by
Ray Curtiss 
 
Art Direction by
James Basevi 
Albert Hogsett 
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
Al Orenbach 
 
Costume Design by
Yvonne Wood (costumes)
 
Makeup Department
Guy Pearce .... makeup artist
 
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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Runtime:
USA:89 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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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:
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Carole Landis---When Did She Change Name Legally?
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
WWII USO nostalgia, 21 July 2011
Author: william walker (weezeralfalfa@yahoo.com) from United States

This film obviously was directed mainly at homesick GIs. The Hollywood stars on this fabricated USO tour are mostly among the secondary ranks. However, cameos of Fox's 3 reigning female musical-comedy divas during the war are also included. Betty Grable, Alice Faye and Carmen Miranda sing their signature love songs over the radio to complement the live entertainment. Phil Silvers as the official male escort for the 'girls' is definitely a plus. He was consistently under-appreciated by Fox as a comedian, being mainly used to liven up some of their second rate films. Martha Raye serves well as his female counterpart. Actually, she began her Hollywood career as more of a singer than a comedian, and she does a bit of both in this one. Mitzi Mayfaire, mostly a Broadway dancer, supplies nearly all the dancing for the group. She was cute, flirtaceous and vivacious: definitely a plus. Too bad she didn't get more film roles. Carol Landis mainly filled the desire for a classy-looking blonde. Her USO tours were the highlight of her short life. Although she had a variety of marriages and other romantic relationships in her short life, apparently she was unable to find any lasting romantic or professional relationship. Kay Francis essentially served as the 'girls' chaparone. Dick Haymes was boring in his usual slow forgettable romantic ballads. Otherwise, the film chronicles some of the hardships that USO stars likely encountered. It doesn't include the severe health problems that Carol Landis suffered as a result. This film is included in one of the DVD compendiums of Alice Faye films, much to the displeasure of most reviewers.

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