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Pillow to Post (1945)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  9 June 1945 (USA)
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With a war on and most men being drafted, Howard Oil Supply Company has no salesmen left. So daughter Jean hits the road and does not make one sale. She finally gets one tentative sale with... See full summary »

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Lieutenant Don Mallory
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Captain Jack Ross
Johnny Mitchell ...
Earl 'Slim' Clark
Ruth Donnelly ...
Mrs. Grace Wingate
Barbara Brown ...
Mrs. Kate Otley
Frank Orth ...
Clayfield Taxi Driver
Regina Wallace ...
Mrs. Mallory, Don's Mother
Willie Best ...
Lucille, Colonial Auto Court Porter
Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra ...
Themselves at the Tavern
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Orchestra Leader
Marie Blake ...
Wilbur's Mother (scenes deleted)
Bob Crosby ...
Clarence Wilson (scenes deleted)
Ferdinand Munier ...
Traveling Salesman (scenes deleted)
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With a war on and most men being drafted, Howard Oil Supply Company has no salesmen left. So daughter Jean hits the road and does not make one sale. She finally gets one tentative sale with the Black Hills Oil Co., but Earl wants dinner with her. With the shortage of housing due to the war, Jean needs a military husband to get a place to stay in Clayfield, which is next to Camp Clay. She gets Lt. Mallory to act as her husband just to register. Then things go wrong as his commanding officer is there and believes them to be married. It gets worse as Don's mother shows up and then Jean's father. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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9 June 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hulluuden huippu  »

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This was William Conrad's acting debut. See more »

Quotes

Lucille, Colonial Auto Court Porter: Uh, General, excuse me, sir... I know it ain't none of my business, but Lt. Mallory's right, sir. He DID sleep outside.
Colonel Michael Otley: What's that?
Lucille, Colonial Auto Court Porter: I got it right here in my diary.
Colonel Michael Otley: You actually saw him?
Lucille, Colonial Auto Court Porter: Not only saw him, I almost *sat* on him. Well, you see, me and my girlfriend was out there, lookin' at the moon...
Colonel Michael Otley: [Interrupting] Are you SURE it was Lt. Mallory?
Lucille, Colonial Auto Court Porter: Oh, yes, sir. I never forget a face - especially when I've sat on it!
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How Many Hearts Have You Broken (With Those Great Big Beautiful Eyes)
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Music by Al Kaufman
Played when Jean and Slim dance at the Tavern
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Light,funny,unusual war time tale.
14 August 2003 | by (los angeles, ca) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed Ida Lupino in a comedy as much as I ever did in her many dramatic roles;I think her timing is excellent. William Prince is not as skilled, but he makes a good foil for her character in this story.

For its time, the plot was probably considered slightly racy, but was handled so well, you'd never notice. I felt it had just the right touch on an old game, mainly romance, with the added benefit of light comedy that makes it appeal to women and men. The supporting parts were well cast, especially Sydney Greenstreet, who could also do great work in comedy and drama.

I only wish this were available on VHS, or even better, DVD.


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