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Hoosier Holiday (1943)

During World War II three brothers go to enlist in the Air Force, but since they're farmers they're told they're needed at home more than in the service. Determined to join up, they enlist ... See full summary »

Director:

Frank McDonald

Writers:

Dorrell McGowan (story), Stuart E. McGowan (story) (as Stuart McGowan) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dale Evans ... Dale Fairchild
George Byron George Byron ... Jim Baker
Emma Dunn ... Molly Baker
Thurston Hall ... Henry P. Fairchild
The Hoosier Hotshots ... Hoosier Hot Shots
The Music Maids The Music Maids ... Singers
George D. Hay George D. Hay ... The Solemn Old Judge
Isabel Randolph ... Abigail Fairchild
Shug Fisher ... Shug' Fisher (as George 'Shug' Fisher)
Lillian Randolph ... Birdie
Nick Stewart Nick Stewart ... Aloysius Lincoln (as Nicodemus)
Ferris Taylor ... Governor Manning
Georgia Davis ... Grace Manning
Sleepy Williams Sleepy Williams ... Sleepy Williams
Three Shades of Rhythm Three Shades of Rhythm ... Singers
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During World War II three brothers go to enlist in the Air Force, but since they're farmers they're told they're needed at home more than in the service. Determined to join up, they enlist the aid of a pretty young girl whose father is head of the local draft board. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

Harem-Scarum Farmers...Hoydenish Farmerettes...In A Mirthful Merry Musical...Packed With Gaiety...Jammed With Magic Melodies...(original print ad)

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escondido de Papai See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Hoosier Holiday
Written by Johnny Marvin and Harry Tobias
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Pleasant B-Movie
30 May 2014 | by MaliejandraSee all my reviews

The five Baker boys are farmers with a knack for music. They perform on a local radio show and dispense advice about how to maximize your crops. While they are doing their part to ensure no one goes hungry during the war, what they really want is to join the Air Force, but Fairchild the draftman won't let them and says it is because they are too important as farmers. They believe the real reason is that Fairchild hated their father. When the draftman's five daughters come to town, the Baker boys take up with them, not only because they're beautiful and musically inclined but because it will anger their father, who they hope will then send them far far away-- to war! (A plot like this would NEVER work today, which is what makes it so delightful. Can you imagine anyone having to beg to join the military?) I would have expected most of the music in this movie to put me off as I hate country, but this was jazz with a twangy twist and it was very good! Some of the instruments used were less typical of a big band and reminded me of some of Spike Jones' choices, but it was great fun to hear, and the lovely Music Maids gave great contrast to the dingier Hoosier Hot Shots.


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