Nan Spencer is on a boat bound for Havana which runs aground. The man sent to rescue her is engaged and she doesn't understand his disinterest. Gambler is interested, to the annoyance of his girlfriend.
The lives of a close-knit group of brothers growing up in Iowa during the days of the Great Depression and of World War II and their eventual deaths in action in the Pacific theater are ... See full summary »
Broadway partners Vicky Lane and Dan Christy have a tiff over Christy's womanizing. Jealous Vicky takes up with her old flame and former dance partner, Victor Price, and Dan's career takes ... See full summary »
The oddly-assorted Hart cousins: revue singer Blossom, con man Harry, and machinist Chiquita (who gets radio through her teeth!), inherit southern plantation Magnolia Manor, which alas ... See full summary »
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
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In a deleted scene (included on the DVD), Phillip Baker hosts a segment of his then-popular radio quiz show, "The $64 Question," with a young G.I. as a contestant. See more »
Incorrectly regarded as goof: As the passengers disembark the ship within the first 3 minutes of the film, a series of mechanical-looking large shadows can be easily seen moving across the painted backdrop of buildings intended to be far in the distance. This is actually a stage set of a musical production, thus not filmed as a real scene. See more »
Oh, the polka dance, the polka dance, the polka dance is gone/But the polka dot, the polka dot, the polka dot lives on.
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Silly, Colorful, Inane, Nostalgic, Retrodriven, Sentimental if one of these doesn't match you, don't see this movie!
This movie is also outlandish, swingish, avant garde, and surreal. I wish I had never seen it, then I could see it for the first time and it would be all new, and I could be bowled over! Numerous screenings have numbed my impressions, The Lady in the Tutti Fruitty hat doen't seem that outrageous, the banana ballet doesn't seem so strange, the Polka Dot Polka is kinda neat, Even Benny Goodman singing Padukah, (Probably in response to the success of Glen Miller's Chatanooga Choo Choo) seems not to out of the ordinary, however Alice Faye singing 'No Love - No Nothing' does seem stale, especially when she picks up her off to war husbands slippers and fondles them. But this is the early forties and if your not a hep cat, a few things will be astray. One has to wonder - Technicolor was very expensive and not too common in 1943 - The head of 20th Century Fox must have said to Busbee Burkeley - Here buzz take this color - and make the most colorful movie ever - and I think he succeeded - Hook me up Soldier!
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