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Up in Arms (1944)

Passed  -  Comedy | Musical  -  27 March 1944 (Brazil)
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Hypochondriac Danny Weems gets drafted into the army and makes life miserable for his fellow GIs. He's also lovesick when it comes to pretty Mary Morgan, unaware that she's in love with his... See full summary »

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Virginia
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Joe
Constance Dowling ...
Mary Morgan
The Goldwyn Girls ...
Dancing Ensemble
Knox Manning ...
Narration (voice)
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Colonel Ashley
George Mathews ...
Blackie
Benny Baker ...
Butterball
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Info Jones
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Sgt. Gelsey
Walter Catlett ...
Major Brock
George Meeker ...
Ashley's Aide
Tom Keene ...
Ashley's Aide (as Richard Powers)
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Mrs. Willoughby
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Hypochondriac Danny Weems gets drafted into the army and makes life miserable for his fellow GIs. He's also lovesick when it comes to pretty Mary Morgan, unaware that she's in love with his best friend Joe. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Comedy | Musical

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27 March 1944 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Anyámasszony katonája  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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An animation sequence supervised by Walt Disney based upon Roald Dahl's short story "The Gremlins" was deleted before the film's release. Producer Samuel Goldwyn and star Danny Kaye hoped to reunite with Disney for Hans Christian Andersen (1952) in 1951, but the effort to have live-action and animated sequences was eventually abandoned. A brief bit of the "Gremlins" sequence appears in Victory Through Air Power (1943). See more »

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Soundtracks

All Out For Freedom
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Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Ted Koehler
Sung by soldiers boarding the ship and during the end credits
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A hilarious, supremely entertaining film
11 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the funniest movies of all-time. Danny Kaye's first film. Catapulted him from a virtual unknown to an international super-star. Two songs co-authored by his wife, Sylvia Fine, did the trick for him: "The Lobby Number" and "Melody In 4-F." These two songs put Danny's virtuoso tongue-twisting genius on full display. Danny Kaye plays a hypochondriac who is drafted into the Army in World War II and ends up single-handedly capturing a platoon of Japanese soldiers in the South Pacific while winning the heart of beautiful songstress Dinah Shore. Now, 60 years later, the film remains thoroughly enjoyable, and no other entertainer has emerged who can equal Danny Kaye's extraordinary comedic talents. If I had to make a list of the 10 funniest films ever made, "Up In Arms" would surely be on that list.


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