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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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Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
Guest star Betty Grable's appearance was her last in a black-and-white feature film, not counting her showing up later that year in Take It or Leave It (1944), which recycled "The Sheik of Araby" footage with Betty, Alice Faye and Billy Gilbert originally from Tin Pan Alley (1940).See more »
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Carole Landis---When Did She Change Name Legally?
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24 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
GI Fantasy, 7 March 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Four Jills in a Jeep was inspired by a book that Carole Landis wrote about the tours she made with USO overseas at the beginning of American participation in World War II. Besides Carole, the other three performing with her on this tour were Kay Francis, Mitzi Mayfair and Martha Raye.

When 20th Century Fox did this film they appealed to the fantasy of every GI in the field as well those potentially going overseas. Not only do the stars entertain the boys over there, but they get romantically involved with a few of them. Talk about a morale booster.

Besides the four stars playing themselves, Alice Faye, Betty Grable and Carmen Miranda came on via radio broadcast from the Armed Forces Radio broadcast show Command Performance USA. All of them reprised numbers that they had sung in Fox musicals.

In addition to the female film stars Four Jills in a Jeep was the feature film debut of singer Dick Haymes. After Crosby and Sinatra, Haymes was probably the best known male singer of the Forties. He had a smooth baritone and really knew his way around a lyric. He introduced a song How Blue the Night that became a hit for him and just in time to record as the famous musicians strike against the record companies was just concluding.

Seeing Dick Haymes in an army uniform is quite ironic indeed as it was later brought out about how he had claimed Argentine citizenship in order to avoid the draft. Haymes was born in Argentina of visiting American parents. His career sank like an anchor after that one.

Phil Silvers did a version of the character he later perfected as Sergeant Bilko in the Fifties on television. Martha Raye who also made it big on television in the Fifties, complements Silvers well in the comedy department. Phil's a funny guy all right, but he should only be taken in moderation. Martha of course entertained our troops in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam with the same enthusiasm that you see here on the screen.

With Jimmy Dorsey and his band in the cast for some up to date Forties swing, what more could you get in a Forties musical. A nice film, I'm sure appreciated both at home by the Rosie the Riveteer crowd and the troops abroad.

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