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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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Sergeant Ronald 'Rocky' Fulton
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Blossom Hart
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Harry Hart
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Melanie Walker
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Sergeant Laddie Green
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Lieutenant Ashley Crothers
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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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It's a parade of rhythm, song and romance, set to a Cole Porter score! See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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The original Broadway production of 'Something For The Boys' opened in the Alvin Theater on January 7, 1943 starring Ethel Merman and ran for 422 performances. See more »

Quotes

Chiquita Hart: What a letdown. I think I'm going to be a Southern belle and I get sold down the river.
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IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Sung by Perry Como and Vivian Blaine
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Fox Movie Channel has scenes scrambled
28 May 2008 | by (South San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in 2001 on American Movie Classics (when that channel was still showing commercial-free classic films). The middle section of the film as shown had three ten minute sections which were scrambled and not shown in the proper order. It was confusing to watch the film as a result. With the aid of two VCRs, I painstakingly copied the film and edited the sections into correct order so that I could view the film properly.

Fox Movie Channel showed the film on Monday (Memorial Day) and I was surprised to see that the same scrambled version that was shown on AMC was shown on the Fox Channel. I would have thought that they would have corrected it by now, seven years later!

The film is being released on DVD next month as part of the Carmen Miranda Collection. I'm wondering whether the DVD will have a correct version or whether it will still be the messed up version.


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