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Director:
Writers:
John Monks Jr. (screenplay) &
Charles Hoffman (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
25 November 1950 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's another Dandy! A Song-Spangled, Colors-Flying Salute to Uncle Sam's Own Cadets! (dvd) See more »
Plot:
A Broadway director helps the West Point cadets put on a show, aided by two lovely ladies and assorted complications. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(5 articles)
App | Review
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Doris Day Still Looks Great
 (From Alt Film Guide. 8 July 2013, 12:51 PM, PDT)

Actress, Singer Doris Day To Be Honored By TCM, Sony Masterworks & Warner Home Video
 (From WeAreMovieGeeks.com. 14 March 2012, 3:31 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Disappointing Day Fare See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Cagney ... Elwin 'Bix' Bixby

Virginia Mayo ... Eve Dillon

Doris Day ... Jan Wilson

Gordon MacRae ... Tom Fletcher

Gene Nelson ... Hal Courtland

Alan Hale Jr. ... Bull Gilbert
Roland Winters ... Harry Eberhart
Raymond Roe ... Bixby's 'Wife'
Wilton Graff ... Lieutenant Colonel Martin
Jerome Cowan ... Mr. Jocelyn
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Baer ... Young Cadet (uncredited)
DeWit Bishop ... Cadet (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ... President's Secretary (uncredited)
Chuck Courtney ... Plebe (uncredited)
Luther Crockett ... Senator (uncredited)
Guy De Vestel ... French Premier (uncredited)
Victor Desny ... French Attaché (uncredited)
James Dobson ... Cadet (uncredited)
Jerry Duane ... Member of Vocal Quartet with Doris Day (uncredited)
Frank Ferguson ... Commandant (uncredited)
Rudy Grofe ... Conductor (uncredited)
Sheridan F. Hall Jr. ... Cadet (uncredited)
Bob Hayden ... Cadet (uncredited)
John Hedloe ... Cadet (uncredited)
Stan Holbrook ... Cadet (uncredited)
Howard Hudson ... Member of Vocal Quartet with Doris Day (uncredited)

Jack Kelly ... Officer-in-Charge (uncredited)
Tommy Kelly ... Cadet (uncredited)
Joel Marston ... Cadet (uncredited)
Joe McGuinn ... Superintendent (uncredited)
Paul McGuire ... Steve - Press Agent (uncredited)
Bill Neff ... Underclassman (uncredited)
Tony Paris ... Member of Vocal Quartet with Doris Day (uncredited)
Suzanne Ridgeway ... Dance Extra (uncredited)
Walter Ruick ... Piano Player (uncredited)
Russell Saunders ... Acrobat (uncredited)
Don Shartel ... Cadet (uncredited)
James Stark ... Cadet (uncredited)
Glen Turnbull ... Hoofer (uncredited)
James Young ... Cadet Verifying Amnesty Custom (uncredited)
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Directed by
Roy Del Ruth 
 
Writing credits
John Monks Jr. (screenplay) &
Charles Hoffman (screenplay) &
Irving Wallace (screenplay)

Irving Wallace (from a story by)

Produced by
Louis F. Edelman .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Sidney Hickox  (as Sid Hickox)
 
Film Editing by
Owen Marks 
 
Art Direction by
Charles H. Clarke 
 
Set Decoration by
Armor Marlowe  (as Armor E. Marlowe)
 
Costume Design by
Milo Anderson 
Marjorie Best 
 
Makeup Department
Otis Malcolm .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Gertrude Wheeler .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Al Alleborn .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mel Dellar .... assistant director (uncredited)
Russell Llewellyn .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Morris Goldman .... assistant props (uncredited)
John More .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Francis J. Scheid .... recording director
 
Special Effects by
Edwin B. DuPar .... special effects (as Edwin DuPar)
 
Stunts
Paul Baxley .... stunts (uncredited)
Lucky Kargo .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Burnett .... gaffer (uncredited)
Mike Joyce .... camera operator (uncredited)
Mac Julian .... still photographer (uncredited)
Dudie Maschmeyer .... grip (uncredited)
Lou Molina .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ed Rike .... best boy (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Ted Kring .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Elva Martien .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Sammy Cahn .... lyrics: original songs
Ray Heindorf .... musical director
Hugh Martin .... vocal arranger
Frank Perkins .... orchestrator
Jule Styne .... music: original songs
Ray Heindorf .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Howard Jackson .... composer: music cues (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Johnny Boyle Jr. .... choreographer: James Cagney's dances
Eddie Prinz .... choreographer
LeRoy Prinz .... choreographer
William G. Proctor .... technical advisor
Al White Jr. .... choreographer
Jean Baker .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
107 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Goofs:
Plot holes: Hal's knee is injured backstage during the last act of revue, forcing Bix to take his place in the big final number. Yet during the finale, Hal has recovered enough to perform the next-to-last reprise number, which is now climaxed by Bix's final number, which was originally to have been performed by Hal. Had Hal not been injured, how could he possibly have performed both numbers in the finale?See more »
Quotes:
Tom Fletcher:[after auditioning a song] How'd you like it, sir?
Elwin 'Bix' Bixby:Um. Wouldn't hiss and wouldn't cheer.
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Soundtrack:
By the Kissing RockSee more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Disappointing Day Fare, 8 September 2011
Author: allaboutlana from United States

When previewing a performance for the musical show being put on, Cagney says "Wouldn't hiss, wouldn't cheer." That about sums it up perfectly, except that I am hissing - some. This movie musical about Cagney helping West Point cadets put on a musical revue, simply just lays there. Despite his energetic presence and the talents of Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Gene Nelson, and Virginia Mayo, it comes across as lifeless. The musical numbers are upbeat and Cagney uses his whole body to show disgust for incompetent amateurs (if you've seen it, you know what I mean,) but the songs are not original or grand enough to really stand out. It may seem pleasant enough at the time, but after nearly two hours, you feel worn out. See another Doris Day or James Cagney film first.

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