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 »
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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