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Pillow to Post (1945)

 -  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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Colonel Michael Otley
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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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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(RCA Sound System)

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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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Soundtracks

Whatcha Say?
(1945) (uncredited)
Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics by Ted Koehler
Performed by Dorothy Dandridge with Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra at the Tavern
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Cousin of "Christmas"
3 February 2002 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

Basically a limp re-working of "Christmas in Connecticut", with a pampered woman desperately pretending to be something she's not, and in both cases trying to dupe fat, gullible Sydney Greenstreet in the process.

Unfortunately Ida Lupino is no Barbara Stanwyck when it comes to playing comedy. She's brittle and high-strung and doesn't know how to milk the shopworn script for laughs. Her reactions aren't varied enough, she almost always seems to be on the verge of tears and simply doesn't seem to be having much fun. Her romantic interest, William Prince, is pleasant but unremarkable.

Still the film is worth sitting through if only to hear that great blustering character actor Greenstreet thunder out lines like, "That's the most preposterous thing I've ever heard!" and, "What the devil is going on here?" in that inimitable voice of his.


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