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About Face (1952)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 3 November 1952 (UK)
Three friends enter military school together, but 2 of them don't know that the 3rd one is secretly married.

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Tony Williams
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Biff Roberts
Dick Wesson ...
Dave Crouse
Virginia Gibson ...
Betty Long
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Alice Wheatley
Aileen Stanley Jr. ...
Lorna Carter
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Bender
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Col. Long
Cliff Ferre ...
Lt. Jones
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Hal Carlton
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Joe - Hal's Roommate (unconfirmed)
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Storyline

Biff Roberts, Tony Williams and Dave Crouse are upper classmen at Southern Military Institute (fictional school based on real school---Virginia Military Instute---in original play and film), and just three months away from graduating as commissioned officers in the U.S. Army. Williams and Crose have girl problems while Roberts, the star pitcher on the school's baseball team, has a different sort of problem, as he is secretly married and his co-ed wife is expecting a child. The other two also have the problem of keeping Roberts in school long enough to graduate and, more importantly, pitch in the BIG GAME of the year, all wrapped around seven musical numbers. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Demi-tour à droite  »

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Film debut of Joel Grey. See more »

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Version of Brother Rat (1938) See more »

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Piano, Bass and Drums
Music by Peter De Rose
Lyrics by Charles Tobias
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Great musical comedy with unforgettable ensemble.
25 August 2002 | by (San Diego, Ca.) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. It has everything a musical/comedy needs. After all these years I can still hear the songs and see the cast singing and playing the instruments. Joel Gray looks like a young boy in this movie. It might even have been his first role in a movie. As a child I watched this movie over and over again on the Million Dollar Movie in New York. They would play the movie all day long over and over again for a full week. I never got tired of it!


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