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Janie is a scatter-brained and high spirited teenage girl living in the small town of Hortonville. World War II causes the establishment of an army camp just outside town. Janie and her ... See full summary »

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Janie is a scatter-brained and high spirited teenage girl living in the small town of Hortonville. World War II causes the establishment of an army camp just outside town. Janie and her bobby soxer friends have their hearts set aflutter by the prospect of so may young soldiers residing nearby. Which fella will they choose? But if the Janie's family has a say in the matter . . . Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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She's the gleam in the eye of every G.I.! It's an All-American riot! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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2 September 1944 (USA)  »

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Janie Tem Dois Namorados  »

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When Janie and her boyfriend appear on the cover of Life magazine in mid-smooch, her family has to skim contents before understanding why she is the cover girl (a feature on teenage make-out "blanket parties"). In reality, Life covers of this era always contained a few words of copy to explain nature of story depicted. See more »

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Delightful screwball romp through teenage middle America circa 1944

This is a delightful comic gem - almost completely forgotten. It's a slice of idealized teen age life during the war when impressionable young girls had not only their high school boyfriends to contend with, but troupe trains stopping off on their way to boot camp to complicate matters. An adaptation of a successful Broadway comedy (it ran two years) this is a non-stop delight as vivacious sixteen year old Janie (Joyce Reynolds) falls in and out of love amidst all the send ups of classic screwball farce. A wonderful group of character actors (Ann Harding, Edward Arnold, Robert Benchley, Hattie McDaniel, Barbara Brown) support the carrying on. The fast-paced editing earned a deserved Oscar nom. Likewise the clever and inventive screenplay and Michael Curtiz marvelous comedic direction are worthy of praise. In bit parts watch for Keefe Brasselle, Monty Blue, Jimmy Dodd and a totally unbilled Andy Williams (the brief Army quartet scene). Yes, it's naive but it's lots of fun.


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