A G.I. in occupied Japan tries to re-woo his old love, who's putting on a show for the troops.

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G.I. Sergeant Shep Dooley, former stage star awaiting discharge in postwar Tokyo, meets his estranged love Kay when she arrives to entertain the troops. Shep, who hasn't exactly lost his former irresponsibility, does his best to court Kay anew...but she has no lack of other admirers as she labors to put on a soldier show. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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February 1951 (USA)  »

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Last of four movies that paired Betty Grable and Dan Dailey. See more »

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Shep Dooley hops a ride on a rickshaw to reach his military base and passes a stonewall flower garden. Several hours and a very tired rickshaw runner later, he reaches his destination, and we pass the very same flower garden. See more »

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GOIN' HOME TRAIN
Written by Harold Rome
Performed by Bobby Short and male chorus
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Pleasant, easy going musical.
26 March 2001 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

This was just about the last of the "putting on a show" musicals and even in 1951 it probably had rather an old fashioned look about it. It's nothing special, the music and sets are rather uninspired and the humor is dated but Betty Grable and Dan Dailey make a pleasant couple. Apparently they liked working together and it comes across in their dance numbers.

Highlights are Grable and Dailey's love duet and Bobby Short in the "Going Home Train" number.

Nice, nostalgic way to spend 90 minutes and the Grable legs have lost none of their lustre.


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