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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 ... 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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The musical wonder show of the year! (Trade paper ad). See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Edie Allen: [singing] 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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Soundtracks

Hail! Hail! The Gang's All Here!
(uncredited)
Music by Theodore Morse and Arthur Sullivan
Lyrics by Dolly Morse (as D.A. Esrom)
Sung by a chorus during the opening credits
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Silly, Colorful, Inane, Nostalgic, Retrodriven, Sentimental if one of these doesn't match you, don't see this movie!
23 September 2004 | by SPIFFYKITCHENSee all my reviews

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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