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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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Something FOR YOUR EYES...Something FOR YOUR EARS...Something FOR YOUR HEART! (original print ad - mostly caps) 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 »

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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EIGHTY MILES OUTSIDE OF ATLANTA
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Sung and danced by Vivian Blaine and chorus
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Musical comedy that supports the troops during WWII
9 March 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first seen this movie when I was a boy during the 1940's and liked it very much. I liked it both as a comedy and for the musical numbers. Vivian Blaine was superb, as normal. Too bad Perry Como didn't sing more. I then seen this movie on Turner Movie Classics and now found it to be an okay movie but not one Carmen Miranda's best. Miranda is still very good in it but should of had more to do. Phil Silvers stole the movie and was great. Why would they give the name "Chiquita" to a Brazilian? In Brazil they speak Portuguese not Spanish. Chiquita is Spanish for Petite and sometimes used to mean Girlfriend. In most of Miranda's movies they even give her words to say and though she spoke Spanish. Still a very enjoyable movie. It was also fun to see Judy Holiday, June Haver and Cara Williams who were uncredited at the time.


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