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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Trivia

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 »

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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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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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WWII era girl power
30 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I recently saw this on TCM and had never seen it before. Director Edward Buzzell had a career in 30's and 40's films that were mostly actress driven romantic comedies before he made the leap to television in the early 50's. He also directed a couple of Marx Brothers movies. Here he is in his element directing three talented actress. Lana Turner is Val Parks, a playgirl heiress who is being forced to join the Women's Army Corp by her family before she can get her hands on any more of the family fortune. Larraine Day is Napoleon Rand, an army brat who knows the military rules book by heart and becomes a WAC to carry on a family tradition. Susan Peters is Annie Darrison, the wife of an army officer fighting in WWII. Parks and Rand instantly develop a dislike for each other and Darrison becomes the mediator as all three are assigned as mechanics in the same unit. What makes for believable on-screen tension between the Turner and Day characters is that they couldn't stand each other in real life. Day had billing over Turner in the only other film they appeared in, 1939's Calling Dr. Kildare when Turner was an upcoming starlet. By the time filming started on this movie in August of 1944 Turner was an established star and had billing above Day. Day was icy to Turner in 1939 and Turner returned the cold shoulder in 1944. Susan Peters is one of Hollywood's tragic figures. She lost her father in an accident as a young girl and never got over it. Her acting career got off to a rocky start and was dropped by Warner Brothers but MGM saw something promising and she had earned an Academy Award nomination for Random Harvest. A miscarriage kept her off the screen just when her career was at it's brightest and she returned to the screen for this film but less than two months after filming she was shot in a hunting accident and paralyzed from the waist down. She made an attempt in limited roles to keep acting on screen, stage and television but depression led to her divorcing her husband and becoming recluse and anorexia nervosa led to her death at age 31. The Cedric Gibbins MGM art direction team on this film features 8 time Oscar winner Edwin Willis as set director. Proliffic cinematographer Ray June is the films photographer but the soft focus closeups are so overboard they are almost laughable. Some corny, silly dialog and situations but actually it isn't too bad of a movie. A female version of a WWII buddy movie. Agnes Moorehead, Natalie Schafer and June Lockhart in supporting roles. It's worth a look and I would give it a 6.5 out of 10.


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