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Director:
Writers:
Mary C. McCall Jr. (original screenplay) and
George Bruce (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
April 1945 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Gals IN UNIFORM...IN ACTION...IN LOVE! They're strictly G.I. See more »
Plot:
A disparate group of women try to adjust to their new lives after enlisting in the Womens Army Corps. | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Lana & Laraine learn life lessons See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lana Turner ... Valerie Parks

Laraine Day ... Leigh Rand
Susan Peters ... Ann Darrison

Agnes Moorehead ... Lieut. Colonel Spottiswoode
Bill Johnson ... Captain Bill Barclay

Natalie Schafer ... Harriet Corwin
Lee Patrick ... Gladys Hopkins
Jess Barker ... Junior Vanderheusen

June Lockhart ... 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
Rex Evans ... Marco Cummings
Pierre Watkin ... Mr. Lorrison
Shirley Patterson ... WAC Brooks
Michael Kirby ... Captain John Darrison
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Trowbridge ... (scenes deleted)

Dorothy Adams ... WAC Seamstress #2 (uncredited)
Stanley Andrews ... Colonel Greeting Cadets (uncredited)
Jean Ashton ... (uncredited)
Judi Blacque ... WAC (uncredited)
Marie Blake ... WAC Supply Corporal (uncredited)
Early Cantrell ... WAC Company Commander (uncredited)
Kathleen Cartmill ... (uncredited)
Marilyn Christine ... (uncredited)
Mary Currier ... WAC at Hearing (uncredited)
Mimi Doyle ... (uncredited)
Rita Dunn ... WAC (uncredited)
Clyde Fillmore ... Gen. Brett (uncredited)
Jean French ... WAC (uncredited)
Jan Gilbreath ... (uncredited)
Jesse Graves ... Elevator Operator #2 (uncredited)
Eula Guy ... (uncredited)
Barbara Hallstone ... (uncredited)
Doreen Hayward ... (uncredited)
Gloria Hope ... (uncredited)
Ann Hunter ... (uncredited)
Charlotte Hunter ... WAC (uncredited)
Virginia Hunter ... (uncredited)
Margaret Kays ... WAC (uncredited)
Edith Leach ... Mary Carter (uncredited)
Ruth Lee ... Classroom Instructor (uncredited)
Ann Loos ... (uncredited)
Carole Mathews ... WAC (uncredited)
Diane Meredith ... (uncredited)
Frances Morris ... (uncredited)
Jetsy Parker ... WAC (uncredited)
Mary Parker ... (uncredited)
George Peters ... Lieutenant (uncredited)
Nita Pike ... (uncredited)
Jane Ray ... WAC (uncredited)
Beth Renner ... WAC (uncredited)
Roberta Ridley ... (uncredited)
Claire Rochelle ... WAC Corporal (uncredited)
Elizabeth Russell ... WAC Sergeant (uncredited)
Barbara Sears ... WAC McBride (uncredited)
Melba Snowden ... WAC (uncredited)
Wanda Stevenson ... (uncredited)

Ray Teal ... Army Captain - Camouflage Leader (uncredited)
Geraldine Wall ... Judo Instructor (uncredited)
Ruth Warren ... (uncredited)
Claire Whitney ... WAC Seamstress #1 (uncredited)
Bobbie Woods ... WAC (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward Buzzell 
 
Writing credits
Mary C. McCall Jr. (original screenplay) and
George Bruce (original screenplay)

Produced by
George Haight .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Snell (musical score)
 
Cinematography by
Ray June (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Frank E. Hull (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Leonid Vasian 
Stephen Goosson (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis (set decorations)
 
Production Management
Charles J. Hunt .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Horace Hough .... assistant director (uncredited)
Charles O'Malley .... assistant director (uncredited)
Marvin Stuart .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ralph S. Hurst .... associate set decorator
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
Standish J. Lambert .... sound effects mixer (uncredited)
Standish J. Lambert .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Robert Shirley .... sound effects mixer (uncredited)
Robert Shirley .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Newell Sparks .... sound effects mixer (uncredited)
Newell Sparks .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
William Steinkamp .... sound effects mixer (uncredited)
William Steinkamp .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Michael Steinore .... sound effects mixer (uncredited)
Michael Steinore .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
P. Richard Stevens .... unit sound mixer (uncredited)
John A. Williams .... sound effects mixer (uncredited)
John A. Williams .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Mark Davis .... camera operator: matte paintings (uncredited)
A. Arnold Gillespie .... camera operator: transparency projection shots (uncredited)
Warren Newcombe .... matte paintings (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dale Deverman .... second camera operator (uncredited)
Richard Rosson .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irene .... costume supervision
Marion Herwood Keyes .... associate costume supervisor
 
Music Department
Edward Baravalle .... music mixer (uncredited)
Wally Heglin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Fletcher Henderson .... music arranger (uncredited)
Bronislau Kaper .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
M.J. McLaughlin .... music mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Louise V. White .... technical advisor (as First Lieut. Louise V. White Women's Army Corps)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
93 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #10596)

Did You Know?

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.See more »
Soundtrack:
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Lana & Laraine learn life lessons, 25 June 2013
Author: jjnxn-1 from United States

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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