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When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)

 -  Comedy | War  -  February 1950 (USA)
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Willie Kluggs enters the service with hopes of going overseas, but his uncanny marksmanship keeps him at home as a shooting instructor... much to his embarrassment.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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William 'Bill' Kluggs
Corinne Calvet ...
Yvonne Le Tete
Colleen Townsend ...
Marjorie 'Marge' Fettles
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Herman Kluggs
Jimmy Lydon ...
Charles 'Charlie' Fettles (as James Lydon)
Lloyd Corrigan ...
Maj. Adams
Evelyn Varden ...
Mrs. Gertrude Kluggs
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Mitchum ...
Schreves (scenes deleted)
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Kerrigan (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

When Willie leaves home to join the war effort he is all ready to become a hero, but he is only frustrated when his posting ends up to be in his home town, and he is recruited into training, keeping him from the action. However, when he finds himself accidently behind enemy lines he unexpectedly becomes a hero after all. Written by David Gibson <djg6@ukc.ac.uk>

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Comedy | War

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Also Known As:

O Azar de Um Valente  »

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Film debut of Vera Miles.{Uncredited} See more »

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When the P38 Lightning is flying, it produces a single radial engine sound effect. The radial engine has it's own distinct sound. The P38 uses two water-cooled twelve cylinder (V12) engines with a complete different sound than the air-cooled radial engine. See more »

Quotes

William 'Bill' Kluggs: The War went on, and I didn't. They shipped soldiers east, and they shipped 'em west, but you'd have thought I had a long-term lease.
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Referenced in MASH (1970) See more »

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Hail! Hail! The Gang's All Here
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Music by Theodore Morse and Arthur Sullivan
Played by the American Legion band when Bill Kluggs enlists
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Never seen it before---And LOVED IT!!!
12 December 2007 | by (FLA-United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie for the first time at 2:30 AM on TCM and loved it. It was a little hard to follow, not seeming like a comedy or drama, but it showed it's true color quickly, and was great. Dan Daley was fabulous as the somewhat goofy GI perpetually stuck assigned to his hometown, yet wanting to go overseas, and Corinne Calvet WOW! What a babe! And the actress who played his girlfriend-also WOW! The whole cast was great, and the plot funny and workable, once you give it a chance. I can't wait to get this one on DVD, so I can see Vera Miles, another super-babe, in her first, if brief movie role. See this one if and when you can, it's worth the time!!!


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