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During world war II my father was a buck private in the army,while stationed in California a casting agent asked my father and a few of his army buddies if they would like to be in a movie,of course they said yes! When ever he talked about the experience,he always remembered how much Mr.Preminger screamed at everyone! While he was working as an extra he went to the Hollywood Canteen and danced with Judy Garland. So I can always say my dad was in an Otto Preminger movie and he danced with Judy! When I was a young boy I took the snapshots he took on the set to school for show and tell! All the kids were amazed at the way the buildings looked because they were only movie set props and were totally fake, because he took the pictures from the side! My father was only in the movie for about 8 seconds and I never even saw the movie until years after his death when it appeared on AMC one night...thank god for video tape now I have a copy of the movie forever!
Slender little wartime comedy whose best feature is a winsome young
Jeanne Crain and a lively Gale Robbins as new brides. The boys are
training in the desert before being shipped overseas. In the meantime,
the married officers are boarding at what looks like the only house for
miles around. Many of the junior officers are newly married and much of
the comedy comes from their efforts to cope. For the girls, it's a
period of adjustment sharing facilities and household duties with
others. For Crain, with her privileged background, adjustment proves
The premise is promising, but the screenplay remains underdeveloped and never really gels as a comedy. That's not surprising since the running time is 70 minutes for a production probably chunked out in 10 days and scheduled for bottom-of-the-bill showing to the eager droves of wartime audiences. Also, cult director Otto Preminger seems an odd choice for light comedy, his strength being slow, heavy psychological dramas like Laura (1943). The results here suggest he was uninterested in the material, to say the least. Nonetheless, for those interested in how newly-weds adjusted to wartime demands, the movie offers a generally entertaining if lightweight glimpse.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
While waiting for their GI husbands to be shipped overseas,they live in
a temporary boarding house.
Coming from a wealthy family, Jeanne Crain has a difficult time adjusting to her life there until she finds out that the head of the house is a war-widow.
The film deals with their lives there. Despite trying to settle down, Crain is ready to buy a trailer home so that they can live better and have her father, a wealthy industrialist, pull strings so that her husband, Danny, Frank Latimore, remain at the home front.
When a book is found about child care, everyone erroneously thinks that Crain is pregnant.
The ending is typical Hollywood. With Danny shipping off, the two kiss and vow to have enough children to start a football team. We've heard this before, but the film is a good one as it reminds us of the sacrifices made by those gals during war-time.
First of all, 70 minutes of Miss C is worth far more than 7 hours of
watching most of today's over-made-up, plaster-faced screen
personalities. JC (nice initials) Lamarr, Lamour, etc. were natural
Now for the pic. Produced and directed by Preminger - certainly not his usual thing. The movie itself was pleasant, the characters interesting and fun.
It is a woman's movie, but it gives insight into the lives of GIs and wives during WW2. I recommend it as a pleasant diversion, and an opportunity to watch its beautiful star for a good length of time.
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