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Hey, Rookie (1944)

 |  Musical  |  6 April 1944 (USA)
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Musical comedy star Jimmy Leighter wants to get away from show biz and his leading lady Winnie Clark, so he joins the Army. There he gets the order to put on a show, Winnie Clark appears in... See full summary »

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Pendelton (Pudge) Pfeiffer
Larry Parks ...
Jim Leighter
Joe Sawyer ...
Sergeant
Jimmy Little ...
Bert Pfeiffer
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Col. Robbins
Larry Thompson ...
Capt. Jessop
Barbara Brown ...
Mrs. Clark
Charles Trowbridge ...
General Willis
Charles C. Wilson ...
Sam Jonas
Syd Saylor ...
Cpl. Trupp
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Maxon
Hi-Lo Jack and the Dame ...
Specialty
Harry Condos ...
Specialty (as The Condos Brothers)
Frank Condos ...
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Musical comedy star Jimmy Leighter wants to get away from show biz and his leading lady Winnie Clark, so he joins the Army. There he gets the order to put on a show, Winnie Clark appears in a camp show, hears about his task and offers him his help. He thinks, she does it for her publicity only, so he doesn't want to know anything about this, till he finds out, that she has no such intentions. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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THE KHAKI-GO-WACKIEST MUSICAL SHOW OF 'EM ALL! (original poster-Allcaps) See more »

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Film debut of Forrest J Ackerman. See more »

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It's Great to Be in Uniform
Written by J.C. Lewis (as Sgt. J.C. Lewis, Jr.)
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Morale Booster for the Nation at War
9 October 2009 | by (Norfolk, Virginia) – See all my reviews

I love this movie... it has funny bits of business and great songs like "I Hear Taps" and "You're Good For My Morale", sung by Larry Parks and Ann Miller. The story is about Jim Leighter (Parks), a producer of hit musicals, who enlists in the Army during wartime. He wants to forget about his ex sweetheart (Miller) who walked out on his last production. Leighter's C. O. at Fort MacArthur directs him to put on a show for the men and some visiting Army brass on two hundred and fifty dollars... in his spare time... and in three weeks. How will he do it, especially since his ex girlfriend has shown up to "help" him?

Joe Besser is a delight as "Pudge", a lazy "rookie" who pitches in to help. Besser later became one of the Three Stooges. Also appearing uncredited in the cast is Forrest J Ackerman, the famed "Mr. Science Fiction", in his very first cameo. Forry was the real life editor of the Fort MacArthur Bulletin/Alert that is shown in the picture.


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