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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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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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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 »

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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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BATUCA NEGA
Written by Ary Barroso
Sung and danced by Carmen Miranda
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Double Bonus For Carmen Miranda Fans--Others Beware!
27 March 2013 | by (Paradise, California) – See all my reviews

This is a Carmen Miranda movie, and she's is the main reason to endure the rest of it. For instance: the manic-anything-for-a-laugh humor of Phil Silvers only occasionally raises above annoyance, the lead Michael O'Shea is singularly charmless, the meandering plot poorly peeled off the Cole Porter Broadway success is pretty silly--and only one Porter song makes an appearance in the first ten minutes. So why watch it at all? Miranda dazzles and sparkles and plays with the King's English in full Fox Technicolor drag, and there's a chorus number in pink polka dot aprons that is great top-tapping fun; Vivian Blaine sings a few forgettable numbers in the wistful Alice Faye style, and if you look closely, you can see Judy Holliday in a bit role. Verdict: Fun for patient Miranda fans or fans of World War II patriotic flag-wavers; perhaps a bit silly for most modern viewers. Major bonus: Extras include an hour-long near-definitive biography of Carmen Miranda, which, in some ways, is better than the film


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