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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
Mary Lord ...
Mary
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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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Three Women in a Man's World 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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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 »

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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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Played by a bugler when striking the flag
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Lana & Laraine learn life lessons
25 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tidy little drama with some comic overtones. Lana, looking lovely in her first turn after giving birth to daughter Cheryl the year before, is a playgirl who the corps teaches the value of hard work and focus. Laraine the army brat who has to learn to lighten up and actually relate to people and Susan Peters, in her last role before the shooting accident that crippled her and more or less ended her career, the spunky young bride who plays peacemaker between them. All three give good performances in what is basically a recruitment poster for the war effort with a little soap mixed in, and a highly enjoyable one at that.

The three girls are basically the whole show but they are supported by some fine performers. Agnes Moorehead is all stiff upper lip in her small role as the commanding officer although she manages to mix in some warmth too. Natalie Schafer is very chic as one of Lana's fair weather friends in civilian life and in a small role as another sycophant is Jess Barker, who at the time was Susan Hayward's husband. The real standout is Lee Patrick as a former showgirl, she's sassy and brassy who adds a light touch to her scenes which is most welcome.


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