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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Jean Howard
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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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saleswoman | based on play

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Comedy

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9 June 1945 (USA)  »

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Pillow to Post  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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

Quotes

Lieut. Don Mallory: [Seeing Jean in a skimpy nightgown] Holy mackerel!
Jean Howard: What are you staring at?
Lieut. Don Mallory: Is that a special outfit for brushing your teeth?
Jean Howard: It happens to be the latest thing in night-ware.
Lieut. Don Mallory: Oh... I suppose it gives you more freedom?
Jean Howard: Well, that's what we're fighting for, isn't 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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Ida gets a chance to break a little loose
21 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sweet, silly little trifle is merely an excuse to see Ida Lupino get a chance to put the heavy dramatics aside briefly as a career girl who becomes more pixelated as the complications pile up.

The story addresses the wartime housing shortage and some of the subterfuge that had to be resorted to just to have a decent place to rest your head at times. Of course misunderstandings abound.

Ida is charming and adept at comedy, William Prince is fine but it's a shame that since she rarely did comedy she didn't have a chance to costar with one of the master of the form like Cary Grant or Clark Gable. Sydney Greenstreet is funny as Prince's commanding officer as always relishing a chance to also break from the villain role and play comedy.

All together a cute little ride with nothing important to say but a nice little picture nonetheless.


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