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Keep Your Powder Dry (1945)

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

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Valerie Parks
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Leigh Rand
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Ann Darrison
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Lieut. Colonel Spottiswoode
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Captain Bill Barclay
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Harriet Corwin
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Gladys Hopkins
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Junior Vanderheusen
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Sarah Swanson
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Captain Sanders
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Captain Joseph Mannering
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Major General Lee Rand
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WAC Hodgekins
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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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Gals IN UNIFORM...IN ACTION...IN LOVE! They're strictly G.I. See more »

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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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$1,348,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film had its first television showing in Los Angeles Friday 28 December 1956 on KTTV (Channel 2); it was first telecast in Philadelphia Thursday 28 March 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6) and in New York City Friday 10 May 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2); in San Francisco it first aired 1 December 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

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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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Taps
(1862) (uncredited)
Written by Daniel Butterfield
Played by a bugler at bedtime
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World War II WACS
27 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lana Turner, Laraine Day, and Susan Peters star in "Keep Your Powder Dry," a 1945 film.

The three women come into the WACS for different reasons: Day is carrying on the family tradition, Turner needs to live a decent life in order to get her inheritance, and Peters' husband is in the service, and she wants to help the effort. Turner and Day hate one another immediately, and a good part of the film is their struggle.

I suppose this film was intended to be about girl power, but it has the typical sexist bend of the times. To be fair, I'm sure it was intended to glorify the work these women did during the war (it came out in 1945 when the war was almost over), but also it serves as a propaganda movie. Turner gives her bum friends a speech about their wasteful lives as people are fighting for them.

Totally predictable. I am a fan of all three women, but this wasn't great material for any of them.


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