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Keep Your Powder Dry (1945)

Passed  |   |  Drama, War  |  April 1945 (USA)
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A disparate group of women try to adjust to their new lives after enlisting in the Womens Army Corps.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Valerie Parks
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Leigh Rand
Susan Peters ...
Ann Darrison
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Lieut. Colonel Spottiswoode
Bill Johnson ...
Captain Bill Barclay
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Harriet Corwin
Lee Patrick ...
Gladys Hopkins
Jess Barker ...
Junior Vanderheusen
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Sarah Swanson
Marta Linden ...
Captain Sanders
Tim Murdock ...
Captain Joseph Mannering
Henry O'Neill ...
Major General Lee Rand
Mary Lord ...
Mary
Sondra Rodgers ...
WAC Hodgekins
Marjorie Davies ...
WAC Polhemus
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A disparate group of women try to adjust to their new lives after enlisting in the Womens Army Corps.

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Drama | War

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April 1945 (USA)  »

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There Were Three of Us  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Turner wrote in her 1982 biography that during pre-production she received a studio memo of reprimand about missing many of her wardrobe appointments - even though it was Irene who was not showing up. When the actress went to studio head Louis B. Mayer to defend herself, she was told that the memo was a face-saving device for Irene, who was an alcoholic but so valuable to MGM that the studio was willing to bear with her problems and delays. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Col. Spottiswoode: I'm sorry for you Rand, you've worked so hard to learn so many things so badly.
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Soundtracks

I'll See You in My Dreams
(1924) (uncredited)
Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Played during the opening credits
Played and sung on radio by a baratone when Johmmy says goodbye to Ann
Played and sung again on the radio in the barracks
Played at the canteen as dance music
Played as background music when Ann gets a telegram
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Classic 'studio contract' Lana with fun bits from Agnes Moorehead.
17 April 2001 | by (Augusta, Western Australia) – See all my reviews

Loaded with lovely classic Lana WWII scenarios.

I wonder how many young women went off to join the W.A.C. thinking Sydney Guilaroff would be doing their hair and Irene (I) their uniform wardrobe.

We look at films like this as objects through which we can watch a moment in Hollywood time. Lana is simply delightful.

I watch a film like this just for a glimpse of wartime America through the eyes of jaded and spoiled Hollywood elites who are piping this 'dream' to a still highly naïve wartime America.

Watch for Mercury Theatre's -- also the character of Endora on Bewitched (1964)] -- Agnes Moorehead. I reckon that some would say that this glimpse of Moorehead is as fun as that of Lana Turner.


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