To pacify 104 sex-starved male soldiers building an Arctic radar base, Army psychologist Vicki Loren suggests choosing one by lot to have a "perfect furlough" as selected by the men: three ... See full summary »
Set in the days of the great Canadian Gold Rush, this rousing musical stars Randolph Scott as a "reformed" con artist-turned-dance hall owner whose girlfriend, singer Gypsy Rose Lee, tries ... See full summary »
William A. Seiter
Gypsy Rose Lee,
Having been discharged from the Marines for a hayfever condition before ever seeing action, Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith (Eddie Bracken) delays the return to his hometown, feeling ... See full summary »
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 »
The life of boisterous entertainer Texas Guinan is recalled from her poor childhood with a down-on-his-luck father to her reign as the Queen of the Night Clubs. Along the way, she also ... See full summary »
Arturo de Córdova,
Shy sailor Casey Kirby suddenly becomes known as a sea wolf when his picture is taken with a famous actress. His buddies then make a bet with some other sailors that Casey can defrost an ... 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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A major point in the film is that Johnny Cabot (Bing Crosby) is colorblind. This was true in real life. "He will think something is a beautiful blue," his wife once explained, "and it will turn out to be a bilious green." His loud clothing was the butt of many jokes, especially by Bob Hope. See more »
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 »
[With a whiskey flask]
I got something here that'll warm us up but quick. Have one?
Well, down the hatch as you sailors say.
[Looking at the flask]
Hah! That's the stiff that puts waves on your permanent.
Sure you won't have one?
Did you leave any?
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Betty Hutton plays twins, Susan and Rosemary, who both sign up to join the WAVES. Singer Johnny (Bing Crosby) also joins the navy and is posted alongside his friend Windy (Sonny Tufts). The foursome start dating and put on a show........what a surprise!.....
It's wartime morale-boosting blurge and it's all just a bit boring. Betty Hutton plays one twin - Rosemary - as demure with dark hair and she is her usual boisterous, shouty self for the other twin - Susan. Sonny Tufts is pretty dreadful and Bing Crosby, for all his transparent enthusiasm to join the forces, really doesn't belong in the navy. The standout part of the film is the "Accentuate The Positive" number which is done in black-face. As for the story, just when you hope it's going to end, it seems to continue with yet another misunderstanding. The film is overcomplicated with few highlights. Oh yeah, Betty Hutton looks like a transvestite in a dark wig - she's much better as a blonde.
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