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John D. Klorer (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
26 May 1952 (Sweden) See more »
18 Stars are in it...and more wonders than you can count! See more »
To impress a movie star, a U.S. Air Force pilot pretends he is soon to see combat. When his lie gets out, chaos ensues. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Doris Day ... Doris Day

Gordon MacRae ... Gordon MacRae

Virginia Mayo ... Virginia Mayo

Gene Nelson ... Gene Nelson

Ruth Roman ... Ruth Roman

Janice Rule ... Nell Wayne
Dick Wesson ... Sgt. Mike Nolan

Ron Hagerthy ... Cpl. Rick Williams

Richard Webb ... Col. Callan

Hayden Rorke ... Chaplain

Howard St. John ... Steve Rogers

James Cagney ... James Cagney

Gary Cooper ... Gary Cooper
Virginia Gibson ... Virginia Gibson

Phil Harris ... Phil Harris

Frank Lovejoy ... Frank Lovejoy

Lucille Norman ... Lucille Norman

Louella Parsons ... Louella Parsons

Randolph Scott ... Randolph Scott

Jane Wyman ... Jane Wyman

Patrice Wymore ... Patrice Wymore
Noonan and Marshall ... Noonan and Marshall
LeRoy Prinz ... LeRoy Prinz
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mary Adams ... Sue Wayne (uncredited)

Eleanor Audley ... Mrs. Louise Williams (uncredited)

Don Beddoe ... Bob Wayne (uncredited)
Rodney Bell ... Photographer (uncredited)
Robert Board ... Marine (uncredited)
Andy Brennan ... Driver (uncredited)

James Brown ... Non-Com (uncredited)
Clark Burroughs ... G.I. (uncredited)
Larry Carper ... Marine (uncredited)
Dolores Castle ... Nurse (uncredited)
Albert Cavens ... Field Officer (uncredited)
Lyle Clark ... Nebraska Boy (uncredited)
Eddie Coontz ... Reporter (uncredited)
Jean Dean ... Nurse (uncredited)

Ann Doran ... Mrs. Callan - Nurse (uncredited)

Tommy Farrell ... Turner - Card Player (uncredited)
Elizabeth Flournoy ... Army Nurse (uncredited)
Stephen Gregory ... Boy With Camera (uncredited)

Creighton Hale ... Theatre Manager (uncredited)
Karen Hale ... Secretary (uncredited)
Robert Hammack ... Piano Player Soldier (uncredited)
Gene Hardy ... Non-Commissioned Officer (uncredited)
John Hedloe ... Lieutenant (uncredited)
Stan Holbrook ... Ground Officer (uncredited)

William Hudson ... Joe - Crew Chief (uncredited)
William Hunt ... Boy with Cane (uncredited)

Robert Karnes ... Lieutenant (uncredited)
Dorothy Kennedy ... Nurse (uncredited)

Jack Larson ... Will (uncredited)
Herb Latimer ... Soldier in Bed (uncredited)

Peter Marshall ... Emcee (uncredited)

John Maxwell ... George Norris (uncredited)
Brian McKay ... Pete (uncredited)
Richard Monahan ... Morgan - Card Player (uncredited)

Ray Montgomery ... Capt. Nelson - Pilot (uncredited)
John Morgan ... P.R.O. Officer (uncredited)

Ellanora Needles ... Miss Riley - Miss Parsons' Assistant (uncredited)
Bill Neff ... Co-Pilot (uncredited)

Joe Ploski ... Bartender in Old West Saloon Number (uncredited)
Gordon Polk ... Chief Usher (uncredited)
Ezelle Poule ... Waitress (uncredited)
Joe Recht ... Soldier in Bed (uncredited)
Jay Richards ... Sentry (uncredited)
Jill Richards ... Flight Nurse (uncredited)
Don Rockland ... Sentry (uncredited)
Dick Ryan ... Doctor (uncredited)
Bigelow Sayre ... Dr. Williams - Dentist (uncredited)
Frank J. Scannell ... Reporter (uncredited)
Mort Thompson ... Collins - 1st Sentry (uncredited)

Joe Turkel ... Litter Case (uncredited)
Tyra Vaughn ... Nurse (uncredited)
Tommy Walker ... Marine (uncredited)
Bonnie Lou Williams ... Virginia Mayo (singing voice) (uncredited)

Rush Williams ... Virginia Boy (uncredited)
Dale Young ... Member of 'the cheerleaders' quintet (uncredited)

Directed by
Roy Del Ruth 
Writing credits
John D. Klorer (screenplay) &
Karl Kamb (screenplay)

John D. Klorer (story)

Produced by
Robert Arthur .... producer
Original Music by
Howard Jackson 
Cinematography by
Ted D. McCord  (as Ted McCord)
Film Editing by
William H. Ziegler  (as William Ziegler)
Art Direction by
Charles H. Clarke 
Set Decoration by
G.W. Berntsen 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup artist
Gertrude Wheeler .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mel Dellar .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Charles David Forrest .... sound (as David Forrest)
Francis J. Scheid .... sound
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leah Rhodes .... wardrobe
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Ray Heindorf .... musical director
LeRoy Prinz .... musical numbers staged and directed by
Bonnie Lou Williams .... singing voice: Virginia Mayo (uncredited)
Other crew
George E. Andrews .... technical advisor (as Major George E. Andrews)
James G. Smith .... technical advisor (as Major James G. Smith)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
103 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

Did You Know?

Continuity: As Doris Day is about to sing "S'Wonderful" on stage to the troops, a number of the men are called away for overseas duty, get up and leave; a few bars into Doris' song, there is a pan to the audience and it shows some of those same servicemen who left still sitting in their seats.See more »
Nell Wayne:Dad?
Bob Wayne:Yes?
Nell Wayne:Dad, am I a phony?
Bob Wayne:Well, I never thought so. But I could be prejudiced.
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Movie Connections:
References White Heat (1949)See more »
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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
More of a variety show than a movie; interesting to fans!, 5 April 2003
Author: John (opsbooks) from Blue Mountains, Australia

As a movie this barely rates a 4 but for movie fans of the 1940s period, it's almost a must-see and rates a 9 as a variety show! I was drawn to watch this by the presence of Richard (Captain Midnight) Webb who plays the Colonel in charge of the event. What surprised me was the stunning performance of Doris Day. Outside of 'Calamity Jane', I've never seen her put over a song better than she does here. Randolph Scott is memorable as well, even if he doesn't see much screen time. It's been a while since I saw the movie but I was almost sure Humphrey Bogart put in an appearance. With so many familiar faces, it's hard to keep track. If it ever turns up on a TV station near you, be sure to catch the Doris Day sequence, if nothing else!

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