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Director:
Writers:
Don Hartman (original screen play by) &
Allen Boretz (original screen play by) ...
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Release Date:
27 March 1944 (Brazil) See more »
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Plot:
Hypochondriac Danny Weems gets drafted into the army and makes life miserable for his fellow GIs. He's... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more »
User Reviews:
An impressive start See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Danny Kaye ... Danny Weems

Dinah Shore ... Virginia

Dana Andrews ... Joe
Constance Dowling ... Mary Morgan
The Goldwyn Girls ... Dancing Ensemble
Knox Manning ... Narration (voice)

Louis Calhern ... Colonel Ashley
George Mathews ... Blackie
Benny Baker ... Butterball

Elisha Cook Jr. ... Info Jones

Lyle Talbot ... Sgt. Gelsey
Walter Catlett ... Major Brock
George Meeker ... Ashley's Aide
Tom Keene ... Ashley's Aide (as Richard Powers)

Margaret Dumont ... Mrs. Willoughby
Donald Dickson ... Singer at Dock
Charles Arnt ... Mr. Higginbotham
Charles Halton ... Dr. Roger B. Freyheisen
Tom Dugan ... Pitchman
Sig Arno ... Waiter
Harry Hayden ... Dr. Weavermacher
Charles D. Brown ... Mr. Campbell
Maurice Cass ... Dr. Jones
Fred Essler ... Head Waiter
Rudolf Friml Jr. ... Band Leader
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maryon Adair ... Girl in Trailer (uncredited)
Fred Aldrich ... Man in Midget Car (uncredited)
Betty Alexander ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Gale Amber ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Gloria Anderson ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Maxine Armour ... Dancer (uncredited)
Bonnie Barlowe ... Dancer (uncredited)
Al Benault ... Cop (uncredited)

Oliver Blake ... Draft Board Member (uncredited)
Betty Bryant ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Jan Bryant ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Alma Carroll ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Joan Chaffee ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Peter Chong ... Japanese Lieutenant (uncredited)

Linda Christian ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Tom Coleman ... Boat Captain (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Thomas Cowan ... Theatre Doorman (uncredited)
Virginia Cruzon ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Peter Cusanelli ... Fish Vendor (uncredited)
Helen Darling ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
William B. Davidson ... Maxwell (uncredited)
Myrna Dell ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Edward Earle ... Sherwood - Draft Board Member (uncredited)
Maude Eburne ... Dowager in Cable Car (uncredited)
Lynn Eubanks ... Military Policeman at Dock (uncredited)
Herbert Evans ... Englishman on Theatre Stairway (uncredited)
Virginia Farmer ... Spinster in Theatre (uncredited)
Benson Fong ... Japanese Sentry (uncredited)
Jack Gardner ... Ship's Engineer (uncredited)
Cindy Garner ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Dorothy Garner ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Inna Gest ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Stanley Gilbert ... Man in Lobby (uncredited)
Jon Gilbreath ... Lieutenant at Dock (uncredited)
Renee Godfrey ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Ellen Hall ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
John Hamilton ... Businessman in Theatre Lobby (uncredited)
June Harris ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
James Harrison ... Sentry (uncredited)
Eloise Hart ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Alex Havier ... Japanese Sentry (uncredited)
Ruth Herscher ... Homely Nurse (uncredited)
Bill Hunter ... Corporal of the Guards (uncredited)
Mary Ann Hyde ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Eddie Kane ... Theatre Manager (uncredited)
John Kelly ... Military Policeman on Cable Car (uncredited)
Colin Kenny ... Theatre Patron (uncredited)
Karen Knight ... Dancer (uncredited)

Audrey Korn ... Dancer (uncredited)
June Lang ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
George T. Lee ... Japanese Sentry (uncredited)
Rosalyn Lee ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Florence Lundeen ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Sailor (uncredited)
Mickey Malloy ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)

Virginia Mayo ... Nurse Joanna (uncredited)
Helen McAllister ... Dancer (uncredited)
Matt McHugh ... Doorman at Medical Clinic (uncredited)
George McKay ... Old Stevedore / Loading Dock Foreman (uncredited)
Dorothy Merritt ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Lorraine Miller ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Mary Moore ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Kay Morley ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Jack Mower ... Captain at Dock (uncredited)
Diana Mumby ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
David Newell ... Captain at Dock (uncredited)
Lee Nugent ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Elevator Starter (uncredited)
Anne O'Neal ... Spinster in Theatre (uncredited)
Dorothy Patrick ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Shelby Payne ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Lillian Randolph ... Black Woman in Cable Car (uncredited)
Terrance Ray ... Sentry in Hold (uncredited)
Marjorie Raymond ... Dancer (uncredited)
Joette Robinson ... Dancer (uncredited)
Frosty Royce ... Bakery Man (uncredited)
Hans Schumm ... Nazi Spy in Theatre Lobby Number (uncredited)
Eleanor Shaw ... Dancer (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Draft Board Member (uncredited)
Leonard Strong ... Japanese Interrogator in Cave (uncredited)
Helen Talbot ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Dink Trout ... Startled Man in Cable Car (uncredited)
Diedra Vale ... Heavy Nurse (uncredited)
Ruth Valmy ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Ricki Van Dusen ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Charles Vincent ... Sentry (uncredited)
Alice Wallace ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Eddy Waller ... Milkman (uncredited)
June Wayne ... Dancer (uncredited)
Virginia Wicks ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Barbara Williams ... Dancer (uncredited)
Matt Willis ... Sentry in Hold (uncredited)
Isabel Withers ... Businessman's Wife (uncredited)
Bruce Wong ... Japanese Sergeant (uncredited)
Audrey Young ... Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Elliott Nugent 
 
Writing credits
Don Hartman (original screen play by) &
Allen Boretz (original screen play by) and
Robert Pirosh (original screen play by)

Owen Davis (suggested by the character: "The Nervous Wreck")

Bernard Schubert  contributor to original story (uncredited)

Produced by
Samuel Goldwyn .... producer
Don Hartman .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Ray Rennahan (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Daniel Mandell (film editor)
James E. Newcom (film editor) (as James Newcom)
 
Art Direction by
Stewart Chaney 
Perry Ferguson 
 
Set Decoration by
Howard Bristol (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Miles White (costumes)
 
Makeup Department
Nina Roberts .... hair stylist
Robert Stephanoff .... makeup
 
Production Management
Walter Mayo .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Louis Germonprez .... assistant director
 
Art Department
McClure Capps .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Fred Lau .... sound recorder
 
Special Effects by
Ray Binger .... special photographic effects (as R.O. Binger)
Clarence Slifer .... special photographic effects
 
Music Department
Louis Forbes .... musical director
Ray Heindorf .... arranger: musical numbers
Ray Heindorf .... conductor: musical numbers
Howard Jackson .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Daniel Dare .... dances directed by (as Danny Dare)
Daniel Dare .... dances staged by (as Danny Dare)
Richard Day .... technical advisor (as Lieut. Richard Day)
Samuel Goldwyn .... presenter
Eunice Hatchitt .... technical advisor (as Lieut. Eunice C. Hatchitt)
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director
Morgan Padelford .... associate technicolor color director
Marvin C. Beck .... technical advisor (uncredited)
D. Harms .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Hamilton Templeton .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Walter Voegler .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
105 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | USA:TV-G | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #9782)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
This was the first full length theatrical release for Danny Kaye.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Moments in Music (1950)See more »
Soundtrack:
All Out For FreedomSee more »

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An impressive start, 16 May 2014
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

For his debut film Danny Kaye was given an impressive production for a typical service comedy, a little more than most got during wartime years. Sam Goldwyn was a man who never did anything by halves and Kaye's stardom was assured. Kaye's so funny that you might not notice that the plot was taken and used the following year by MGM for Anchors Aweigh.

If you can wrap yourself around the concept that Dana Andrews would want to pal around with hypochondriac Danny Kaye than you'll find this a very funny film. As with so many others the Selective Service didn't find any one of Kaye's thousand or so ailments reason enough to keep him out of World War II.

A couple of nurses played by Dinah Shore and Constance Dowling are in the cast. Kaye is absolutely bug eyed over Dowling, but it's Andrews that she likes. In the meantime Dinah Shore who has a couple of good songs to sing can't get Kaye to notice her.

Up In Arms got two Oscar nominations for Best Musical Scoring and for Dinah Shore's song Now I Know. Personally I've always liked Tess's Torch Song which you can hear her perform in this film. But the real treat are Kaye's patter numbers done by Max Liebman and Mrs. Danny Kaye Sylvia Fine. The Melody in 4-F is a classic and loved by all of Danny Kaye's fans.

This was the start of a great comic career and an impressive start at that.

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