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The Gang's All Here (1943)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 24 December 1943 (USA)
A soldier falls for a chorus girl and then experiences trouble when he is posted to the Pacific.

Director:

Busby Berkeley

Writers:

Walter Bullock (screenplay), Nancy Wintner (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alice Faye ... Edie Allen
Carmen Miranda ... Dorita
Phil Baker ... Phil Baker
Benny Goodman ... Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman and His Orchestra ... Benny Goodman's Orchestra (as Benny Goodman Orchestra)
Eugene Pallette ... Andrew Mason Sr.
Charlotte Greenwood ... Mrs. Peyton Potter
Edward Everett Horton ... Peyton Potter
Tony De Marco Tony De Marco ... Tony
James Ellison ... Andy Mason
Sheila Ryan ... Vivian Potter
Dave Willock ... Sgt. Pat Casey
Bando da Lua Bando da Lua ... Dorita's Orchestra
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Storyline

Playboy Andy Mason, on leave from the army, romances showgirl Eadie Allen overnight to such effect that she's starry-eyed when he leaves next morning for active duty in the Pacific. Only trouble is, he gave her the assumed name of Casey. Andy's eventual return with a medal is celebrated by his rich father with a benefit show featuring Eadie's show troupe, at which she's sure to learn his true identity...and meet Vivian, his 'family-arrangement' fiancée. Mostly song and dance. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Watch for this great hit from 20th Century-Fox, makers of musical miracles. (Trade paper ad). See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

24 December 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Banana split See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Director Busby Berkeley was free to do this film because Arthur Freed had him fired from Girl Crazy (1943) after he shot the film's ending number, "I Got Rhythm", due to Judy Garland's collapse due to overwork. Norman Taurog took over the direction of "Girl Crazy" and, rather than pay him his contract salary for not working, MGM loaned Berkeley to 20th Century-Fox for this film. See more »

Goofs

At the train station Edie calls Andy by his name but later is surprised to find out his name isn't really Casey. See more »

Quotes

Dorita: You are here to kick up some more heels, huh?
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Spoofed in The Cat in the Hat (2003) See more »

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Diga o Ella
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Written by Nestor Amaral
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Pure '40s - Benny and Carmen
2 April 2001 | by gbheronSee all my reviews

"The Gang's All Here" is just pure entertainment in the old-school musical style (before Oklahoma!). There's essentially no plot, and what story there is, is full of plot-holes. It's propaganda dressed up in a musical. Don't get negative about this; music and dancing predominate and, of course, the cause is good. Made during WWII it almost subliminally reinforces home front practices during wartime, such as buying war bonds, and staying true to your man in uniform. A lot of this is probably lost to most viewers fifty years later. But think about it, and remember that when this movie was made, the Allied victory was not a sure thing.

And what about the music and dancing? Carmen Miranda in her tutti-frutti hat. Benny Goodman's swing band. Alice Faye. Busby Berkeley. If these people mean any thing to you, they are here in fine form.


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