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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
Tim Murdock ...
Captain Joseph Mannering
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Major General Lee Rand
Mary Lord ...
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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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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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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 »

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Ann Darrison: I had no idea you had so much money!
Valerie Parks: Yep, I'm probably the wealthiest floor un-waxer in America.
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Taps
(1862) (uncredited)
Written by Daniel Butterfield
Played by a bugler at bedtime
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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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