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In this Warner Bros. short, a Marine in a South Sea island during World War II, Joe Fingers, tells tales of the influence he's had on various personalities. In the words of one of his ... See full summary »

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In this Warner Bros. short, a Marine in a South Sea island during World War II, Joe Fingers, tells tales of the influence he's had on various personalities. In the words of one of his buddies, he's either the biggest liar in the world or the most important man in show business. He claims to be a piano player and his stories are brought to life in the minds of the boys, especially those that involve a pretty girl. When a piano arrives on the island in a shipment, he refuses to play, convincing the doubters that he's been telling them lies all along. They change their tune however when a Hollywood movie star stops on the island. Written by garykmcd

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11 November 1944 (USA)  »

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Featurettes (1944-1945 season) #4: I Won't Play  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Vitaphone production reel #1286A. See more »

Quotes

'Handsome': [Referring to a famous singer Joe has told him he knows] So what did she do?
Joe Fingers: She burned. She gave me a look that curled my hair, and she walked out,
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Soundtracks

In the Evening by the Moonlight
(1880) (uncredited)
Written by James Allen Bland
Sung a cappella by Warren Douglas, William Haade, and William 'Billy' Benedict
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11 February 2004 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

Even though this film was a short-subject film, I totally enjoyed it. I found it touching and funny at the same time. I can see why Janis Page and Dane Clark would become more popular later on in their careers. I highly recommend this short film.


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