Call Me Mister (1951)

 |  Musical  |  February 1951 (USA)
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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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Complete credited cast:
Sgt. Shep Dooley
Pfc. Stanley Poppopolis
Capt. Johnny Comstock
Benay Venuta ...
Billie Barton
Mess Sergeant
The Kid
Frank Fontaine ...
First Sergeant
Bob Roberts ...
Dunhill Dance Team
Lou Spencer ...
Dunhill Dance Team
Art Stanley ...
Dunhill Dance Team


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 <>

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Release Date:

February 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Butterfly americana  »

Box Office


$1,900,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

| (Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jeffrey Hunter's first film. See more »


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 »


Written by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed by Betty Grable and Dan Dailey
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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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