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Where Do We Go from Here? (1945)

Bill wants to join the Army, but he's 4F so he asks a wizard to help him, but the wizard has slight problems with his history knowlege, so he sends Bill everywhere in history, but not to ... See full summary »

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Sally Smith / Prudence / Katrina
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Ali the Genie
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Bill wants to join the Army, but he's 4F so he asks a wizard to help him, but the wizard has slight problems with his history knowlege, so he sends Bill everywhere in history, but not to WWII. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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23 May 1945 (USA)  »

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A Lâmpada Maravilhosa  »

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George Seaton directed retakes and additional scenes when director Gregory Ratoff was unavailable. See more »

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Cast list misspells Fortunio Bonanova's surname as "Bononova." See more »


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1776 Boogie
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Music by David Raksin
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Almost - and Should Be - Rediscovered!
1 April 2004 | by (Brooklyn, New York) – See all my reviews

During a Kurt Weill celebration in Brooklyn, WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? was finally unearthed for a screening. It is amazing that a motion picture, from any era, that has Weill-Gershwin collaborations can possibly be missing from the screens. The score stands tall, and a CD of the material, with Gershwin and Weill, only underscores its merits, which are considerable. Yes, the film has its problems, but the score is not one of them. Ratoff is not in his element as the director of this musical fantasy, and Fred MacMurray cannot quite grasp the material. Then, too, the 'modern' segment is weakly written. BUT the fantasy elements carry the film to a high mark, as does the work of the two delightful leading ladies - Joan Leslie and June Haver. Both have the charm that this kind of work desperately needs to work. As a World War II salute to our country's history - albeit in a 'never was' framework, the film has its place in Hollywood musical history and should be available for all to see and to find its considerable merits.


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