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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
Marta Linden ...
Captain Sanders
Tim Murdock ...
Captain Joseph Mannering
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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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Three Women in a Man's World See more »

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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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Trivia

The general's car they repair is a rare 1942 Chrysler Windsor convertible coupe. The MSRP was $1,420 ($23,320 in 2016). Only 574 were made before production was halted in January, 1942 due to WWII. See more »

Goofs

When the WACs are on a long march with cadence, they are marching six abreast. The camera pans closer to them, and they are now four abreast. See more »

Quotes

WAC Sergeant: Good going, Parks. You know your planes.
Valerie Parks: I know my pilots.
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Reveille
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Traditional
Played by a bugler to awaken the cadets
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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.

Dafydd ab Hugh


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