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The United States Army Band (1943)

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On the soundtrack, the US Army Band plays strains of "You're in the Army Now" and a full version of "The Caissons Go Rolling Along" as the films shows us a convoy of trucks and soldiers at ... See full summary »

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On the soundtrack, the US Army Band plays strains of "You're in the Army Now" and a full version of "The Caissons Go Rolling Along" as the films shows us a convoy of trucks and soldiers at work. Then, we go to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where we see and hear the Band play "Aura Lee," "Pack Up Your Troubles," and "It's a Long Way to Tipperary." Band members also sing the latter songs, but "Love Me Tender" isn't a number one song yet, so "Aura Lee" just gets a musical treatment. The film concludes with "Over There," played and sung, as we see news footage of the Army rolling in to Paris. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Written by George M. Cohan
Performed by the United States Army Band
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Nice Music
31 March 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

United States Army Band, The (1943)

*** (out of 4)

After Pearl Harbor was attacked Hollywood went into high gear pumping out any type of patriotic film that they could think of. Many of these featured major, A-quality talent and others were in the form of shorts, which tackled many different topics. This short here, running just 9-minutes, features just what the title offers and they're doing "You're in the Army Now", "The Caisson Song", "Aura Lee", "Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile" as well as a couple more. The band is extremely talented to say the very least and the short is extremely entertaining from start to finish with some highly energetic performances. Director Negulesco would later direct such favorites as HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE, TITANIC (1953) and PHONE CALL FROM A STRANGER.


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