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The Gang's All Here (1943)

Approved | | 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.

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Benny Goodman's Orchestra (as Benny Goodman Orchestra)
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Dorita's Orchestra
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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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What a gal is Alice Faye. Sound the alarm men for Carmen Miranda. Laugh your fill with Phil Baker. Let your cheers ring for the King of Swing Benny Goodman and his Orchestra. (Trade paper ad). See more »


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24 December 1943 (USA)  »

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Banana split  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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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

Boom mic shadow on wall as Edie enters Vivian's bedroom. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Peyton Potter: Well old swoopy, swapping swoops at your age what have you got to say about that?
Peyton Potter: I told you darling we were simply discussing investments.
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Soundtracks

The Polka Dot Ballet
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Music by Harry Warren
Performed by Busby Berkeley dancers
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Superlative musical scenes
20 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

One of my ten all-time favorite films, primarily for the superb musical scenes, including the opening 'Brazil' and the closing 'Polka-Dot Polka' but the 'Lady in the Tutti-Frutti Hat' is just fantastic! The plot is simple, just enough to string together the musical scenes, a few laughs and some unintended poignancy. Of those young soldiers and sailors who gathered to listen to Benny and Carmen sing, which of these bright young lives were cast into the dustbin of war? For anyone who enjoys musicals, for anyone who appreciates psychedelia this film is the ne plus ultra.

jHh


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