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Three Cheers for the Girls (1943)

Approved | | Short, Music | 8 May 1943 (USA)
This film showcases six production numbers from various Warner Brothers musicals.

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Brunette Chorus Girl - framing story (uncredited)
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Brunette in Dressing Room - Framing Story (uncredited)
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Marine Sergeant in Chorus (film clip) (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Blonde Chorus Girl - framing story (uncredited)
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Blonde in Dressing Room - Framing Story (uncredited)
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Singer (Marine Hymn) - (film clip) (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Brunette Chorus Girl - framing story (uncredited)
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This musical short film salutes the chorus girl, who is seen in the background of many musical numbers, adored by those who see her but is rarely given any recognition. A bevy of singing chorus girls introduce six musical numbers from Warner Bros. feature length motion pictures which highlight the all-female chorus. They are "All's Fair in Love and War" from Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936), "I'll Sing You a Thousand Love Songs" from Cain and Mabel (1936), "The Words Are in My Heart" from Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935), "Spin a Little Web of Dreams" from Fashions of 1934 (1934), "Aloha Oe" from Flirtation Walk (1934), and "The Song of the Marines" from The Singing Marine (1937). Written by Huggo

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Short | Music

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8 May 1943 (USA)  »

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Broadway Brevities (1942-1943 season) #11: Three Cheers for the Girls  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Includes musical highlights from: Gold Diggers of 1937 (1937), Cain and Mabel (1936), Fashions of 1934 (1934), and Shipmates Forever (1935). See more »

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Features Cain and Mabel (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

The Floradora Chorus of the Screen
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Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Played during the openng credits
Sung by the chorus girls at the beginning and toward the end
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Good If Somewhat Cheap
18 November 2013 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Three Cheers for the Girls (1943)

*** (out of 4)

Good if extremely cheap short from Warner has them taking clips from their older musicals and throwing them together with a new wraparound story added. Musical numbers from GOLD DIGGERS OF 1935, GOLD DIGGERS OF 1937, FASHIONS OF 1934 and THE SINGING MARINE are just some of the clips shown here. This is somewhat of a hard film to judge because on one hand you have to admit that this thing is pretty cheap by just taking previously seen music clips and putting them together as a "new" movie. With that said, back in 1943 it was extremely hard to see these clips so I'm sure some people enjoyed seeing Dick Powell sing "The Song of the Marines" or David Carlyle doing "I'll Sing You a Thousand Songs" from CAIN AND MABEL. There's no question that these musical clips are nice but at the same time you should really check out the complete movies and see the songs in their original form. The wraparound story really isn't anything too special as we enter the dressing room to some chorus girls who sing us a new song while explaining that they're the ones in these clips that people don't pay attention to. Really? I'm sure many males were checking out these pretty ladies back when they appeared on the screen.


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