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Something for the Boys (1944)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 1 November 1944 (USA)
The oddly-assorted Hart cousins: revue singer Blossom, con man Harry, and machinist Chiquita (who gets radio through her teeth!), inherit southern plantation Magnolia Manor, which alas ... See full summary »

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The oddly-assorted Hart cousins: revue singer Blossom, con man Harry, and machinist Chiquita (who gets radio through her teeth!), inherit southern plantation Magnolia Manor, which alas proves to be a "termite trap" and tax liability. Fortunately, Sgt. Rocky Fulton from a nearby army camp appears with a plan to convert the place to a hotel for army wives; but to pay bills until then, they decide to put on a show. Of course, romantic and military complications intervene... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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YOUR "CHERRY BLONDE" SWEETHEART IN THE "MAKE-YOU-LAUGH" MUSICAL HIT OF THE YEAR! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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1 November 1944 (USA)  »

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Alegria, Rapazes  »

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Trivia

In her one-line bit as a defense-plant welder, Judy Holliday delivered this observation: "I knew a girl once who had carborundum in her teeth, and she turned into a radio-receiving set." See more »

Quotes

Col. Jefferson Calhoun: It's still a grand old place, must be at least a hundred and twenty-five years old.
Harry Hart: Oh come now, Colonel, it couldn't get this old in a hundred and twenty-five years!
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Soundtracks

SAMBA-BOOGIE
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Sung and Danced by Carmen Miranda
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A funny wartime musical, but not available for years.
21 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

Carmen Miranda at her funniest as Chiquita Hart... imagine Phil Silvers and her as cousins..and they inherit a house down South and turn it into a place for wartime wives..

Look for a young Perry Como singing 'I wish we didn't have to say goodnight'....

If you are a Carmen Miranda fan, try to see this film.


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