Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a ... See full summary »
A photographer for Life magazine comes to London to do a story on a local theater troupe which never missed a performance during World War II. Flashbacks also reveal the backstage love ... See full summary »
Although allergic to kissing girls, Seaman Melvin Jones, through a fluke TV appearance, gets the undeserved reputation of a great kisser dubbed "Mr. Temptation" and is pursued by amorous young females.
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Jeff grows up near Basin Street in New Orleans, playing his clarinet with the dock workers. He puts together a band, the Basin Street Hot-Shots, which includes a cornet player, Memphis. ... See full summary »
A soldier stationed on an army base and his fiancé, who runs a women's "fat farm" nearby, want to get married but don't have enough money. Three customers of the "fat farm" scheme to get ... See full summary »
During World War II in San Francisco, Eve Morgan and her single girlfriends spend their days welding ships and their nights dancing with soldiers and sailors shipping out that night. Eve is... See full summary »
Twin sisters Rosemary and Susie Allison are successful nightclub performers. Their act is about to come to a close when serious-minded Rosemary announces she's joining the Waves. Fun-loving Susie decides to enlist also, especially after she learns that crooner Johnny Cabot has just been drafted by the Navy. Written by
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When Betty Hutton begins to write a letter, she is shown in medium shot and she is obviously just scribbling on the paper, but after the cut to an over-the-shoulder shot, the writing does not match and it is neat and legible. See more »
Only I wish... I wish...
I wish that I had been born twelve minutes earlier than you, and I'd have had all the brains.
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This film is an interesting piece of US moral boosting propaganda, though any black folks watching it, particularly those in the services at the time must have wondered how they fitted in to the war effort. A highlight (pardon the pun) is Bing and Sonny's rendition of 'Accentuate The Positive' whilst in blackface, which along with minstrelsy in general was beginning to be challenged at the time, pace ''Amos and Andy". Notions of minstrelsy and happy black folks on de old plantation were beginning to be usurped by jazz, rhythm and blues by 1944, but the producers must have thought this would rally the populace. The storyline is banal. The dancers try their best with the limited resources available.
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