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Wake Up and Dream (1946)

Approved | | Drama | 2 December 1946 (USA)
Henry Pecket keeps a land-bound, home-made sloop in the backyard of his boarding house ran by widow Sara March, who is tolerant of the fancied trips around the world taken by her "ancient ... See full summary »

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June Haver ...
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Charlotte Greenwood ...
Sara March
Connie Marshall ...
Nella Cairn
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Howard Williams
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Henry Pecket
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Lieutenant Coles
Lee Patrick ...
The Blonde
Charles D. Brown ...
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Irving Bacon ...
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Henry Pecket keeps a land-bound, home-made sloop in the backyard of his boarding house ran by widow Sara March, who is tolerant of the fancied trips around the world taken by her "ancient mariner" boarder. Little Nella Cairn, another boarder, is his constant companion on the sloop's "trips." When her brother, Jeff Cairn , enlists in the Navy, Nella is sent to board with a cousin, but is unhappy and returns to the boarding house. Pecket sends for Jenny, a waitress for Mr. Agrippa at his lunchroom and sweetheart of Jeff. Pecket and Jenny together decide to take care of Nella, when she receives a telegram from the War Department advising that Jeff is missing in action. To console the young girl, Pecket tells her they'll sail out to a wonderful island he knows about where he is sure Jeff can be found. The widow March, incensed about gossip she hears that Pecket is entertaining women guests on his boat, sells it to Mr. Agrippa, who wants to make a hamburger stand out of it. He has a man ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The Thrill of Young Love!

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2 December 1946 (USA)  »

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Desperte e Sonhe  »

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Give Me the Simple Life
Music by Rube Bloom
Lyrics by Harry Ruby
Sung by John Payne and June Haver
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A great cast, good songs and brilliant color highlight this wartime fable.
8 April 1999 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

The cast is top-drawer, the songs are great and the color is brilliant in this war-time fable of a little girl searching for her brother, listed MIA during WWII. The predictable story is presented in interesting fashion, laced with some good songs, especially a rendition of "Off To See The Wizard." Also of interest is the performance by a very young John Ireland, in a non-action role. Never destined to be a classic, it is still good viewing for kids and adults.


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