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Keep Your Powder Dry (1945)

 -  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 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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Gals IN UNIFORM...IN ACTION...IN LOVE! They're strictly G.I. See more »

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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 »

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

Song of the Women's Army Corps
(uncredited)
Written by Jane Douglass and Camilla Mays Frank
Sung by an offscreen chorus during the opening credits, marching cadets
Played as background music
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And not only that --
7 July 2004 | by (Glendale, California) – See all my reviews

-- but Natalie Schafer plays a wealthy, mindless socialite!

If the ending doesn't draw at least a couple tears from your eye, especially these days, then you're heartless. Bah.

If you like this sort of movie (as do I), you will definitely enjoy this particular example of it. Very well done.

My only regret is that they didn't show enough of the training. Having gone through OCS myself, it's such an overwhelming, life-changing experience (though I don't know about the WACs' OCS) that it was a bit of a cheat that we didn't get to see how it changed the girls, only that it did. I suspect the writer was more concerned about the dynamic between the three main characters, rather than the interaction between each of them and the demands of officer candidate school.

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