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Up in Arms (1944)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | 27 March 1944 (Brazil)
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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »
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Cast

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Virginia
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Joe
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Mary Morgan
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Dancing Ensemble
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Colonel Ashley
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Blackie
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Butterball
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Info Jones
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Sgt. Gelsey
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Major Brock
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Ashley's Aide
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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)  »

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Soñando despierto  »

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Budget:

$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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Because Knox Manning is credited in the opening credits but NOT in the more comprehensive end cast credits, the opening cast credits are listed first, followed by those in the end credits not yet listed. See more »

Connections

Edited into Moments in Music (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Now I Know
(1944)
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Ted Koehler
Sung by Dinah Shore (uncredited)
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Not Danny's Best
16 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is not Danny Kaye's best effort. That would be The Court Jester, as far as I am concerned. This movie was badly written. It wasn't horribly acted but the actors weren't given anything much to work with. Danny deserved better and so did Dinah Shore. She should have been a much bigger movie star than she was. She was very talented and had excellent screen presence. Too bad this movie is one of her few movies.

At the end of the day, don't waste your time. If you want to see GOOD Danny Kaye movies, find The Court Jester, The Inspector General, White Christmas...or his dramas The Five Pennies or Skokie. He was a brilliant comedian AND dramatic actor. Don't use this movie as an example of his best work.


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