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Reveille with Beverly (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 4 February 1943 (USA)
Beverly Ross moderates an 5:30 am radio show with swing music, dedicated to the local servicemen. Two buddies of her brother have a chance to meet her and both fall in love. One of them is ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Barton

Writers:

Howard J. Green (story and screenplay), Jack Henley (story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann Miller ... Beverly Ross
William Wright ... Barry Lang
Dick Purcell ... Andy Adams
Franklin Pangborn ... Vernon Lewis
Tim Ryan ... Mr. Kennedy
Larry Parks ... Eddie Ross
Barbara Brown Barbara Brown ... Mrs. Beverly Ross
Douglas Leavitt ... Mr. Ross
Adele Mara ... Evelyn Ross
Walter Sande ... Pvt. Puckett aka Canvassback
Wally Vernon ... Stomp McCoy
Andrew Tombes ... Mr. Smith
Bob Crosby Orchestra Bob Crosby Orchestra ... Orchestra (as Bob Crosby and His Orchestra)
Freddie Slack and His Orchestra Freddie Slack and His Orchestra ... Orchestra
Ella Mae Morse Ella Mae Morse ... Ella Mae Morse
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Storyline

Beverly Ross moderates an 5:30 am radio show with swing music, dedicated to the local servicemen. Two buddies of her brother have a chance to meet her and both fall in love. One of them is a wealthy sponser, the other used to be his chauffeur, but before she can decide, which of them she likes more, the soldiers have their marching orders and are away to their destination. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Taglines:

Romance on the beam! Rhythm in the groove! Laughs on the loose! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alvorada Dá Alegria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,100,000, 31 December 1943
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Johnny Carson has said that while he was stationed on Guam in World War II, he saw this movie so many times he had memorized all the dialogue and most of the score. See more »

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Featured in Sinatra: All or Nothing at All: Part 1 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Cow-Cow Boogie
Written by Benny Carter, Gene de Paul, and Don Raye
Sung by Ella Mae Morse with Freddie Slack and His Orchestra
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If You Can't Join Up, Buy Bonds
15 April 2008 | by JasonLeeSmithSee all my reviews

From around the time Europe began fighting World War II, until the war's end, Hollywood (with significant prodding from the government) made tons of movies which were designed to try and get young men to enlist in the Army, by making the life of a serviceman appear "cool." This is by far the sloppiest, implying that the life of a soldier is devoid of work, you get the best food, and you get to lie around all day listening to Ann Miller on the radio. I am far too young to have participated in WWII, but I think that there was more to it than that. There is the barest cat's whisker of a plot, and a bunch of musical numbers featuring some of the day's leading acts.

I think that by 1943, even the most naive of civvies knew that there was more going on overseas than the wacky hijinks portrayed in this movie. While I am sure that it was meant to be viewed as escapist entertainment, I can't help but wonder if the family and loved ones of men fighting in the war, were amused or repulsed by this trivialization of their loved ones' sacrifice.


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