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Director:
Writers:
Robert Ellis (screenplay) and
Helen Logan (screenplay) ...
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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:
1940's 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 (screenplay) and
Helen Logan (screenplay) and
Snag Werris (screenplay)

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

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)
 
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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The original title for the movie was Command Performance. 20th Century changed it to Four Jills In A Jeep before its release.See more »
Soundtrack:
Mamãe Eu QueroSee more »

FAQ

Carole Landis---When Did She Change Name Legally?
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31 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
1940's Nostalgia, 7 July 2000
Author: (roadlt@hotmail.com) from Ohio

Four Jills In A Jeep in based loosely on the true story of a USO unit which went overseas. Headed by Kay Francis, it also included Martha Raye, Carole Landis, and Mitzi Mayfair. In the movie version, there are romances which didn't really take place, plus all-too-frequent appearances by Phil Silvers as an Army sargeant who is their escort. This film also marked the first "official" appearance of Dick Haymes in a movie, although he actually appeared in a film earlier. As with USO type musicals of this period, there are specialty numbers by guest stars including Jimmy Dorsey and his band (in top form here), Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda, and Alice Faye, in one of her last films. She sings a heart rending version of "You'll Never Know" which make one realize what a beautiful song this really is, how much it meant to service men and women far from home, and what a jerk Englebert Humperdinck is for the way he sings it. The movie was also the last high water mark for the four leading actresses. Mitzi Mayfair never made another movie. Kay Francis made only two or three more before retiring. Carole Landis would suffer personal problems and die a few years later. Martha Raye moved on to a successful career in 1950's television, and twenty years later would entertain troops in Viet Nam in much the same way as she does here.

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