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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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Complete credited cast:
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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)  »

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Hulluuden huippu  »

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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on Monday, December 31st, 1945 with Ida Lupino reprising her film role. 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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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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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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