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Thousands Cheer (1943)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | January 1944 (USA)
Acrobat Eddie Marsh is in the army now. His first act is to become friendly with Kathryn Jones, the colonel's pretty daughter. Their romance hits a few snags, including disapproval from her... See full summary »

Director:

George Sidney

Writers:

Paul Jarrico (story "Private Miss Jones"), Richard Collins (story "Private Miss Jones") | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathryn Grayson ... Kathryn Jones
Gene Kelly ... Pvt. Eddie Marsh
Mary Astor ... Hyllary Jones
John Boles ... Col. Bill Jones
Ben Blue ... Chuck Polansky
Frances Rafferty ... Marie Corbino
Mary Elliott Mary Elliott ... Helen Corbino
Frank Jenks ... Sgt. Koslack
Frank Sully ... Alan
Dick Simmons ... Capt. Fred Avery
Ben Lessy ... Silent Monk
Mickey Rooney ... Mickey Rooney - Emcee at the Show
Judy Garland ... Judy Garland
Red Skelton ... Red Skelton
Eleanor Powell ... Eleanor Powell
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Storyline

Acrobat Eddie Marsh is in the army now. His first act is to become friendly with Kathryn Jones, the colonel's pretty daughter. Their romance hits a few snags, including disapproval from her father. Eddie's also plagued by fear of having an accident during his family's trapeze act in the army variety show, which also features a gallery of MGM stars. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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MGM's Greatest Musical Show See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Private Miss Jones See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This patriotic wartime morale-booster was written by Paul Jarrico and Richard Collins. Both were later blacklisted for their supposed "Un-American Activities." See more »

Goofs

Members of the American Military do not travel around the United States with their weapons. Especially when being moved on civilian conveyance. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Frank Morgan: Just checking your pulse. Hmmm... very irregular. Rapid, too!
Lucille Ball: You have your fingers on my wristwatch.
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Crazy Credits

The credit for José Iturbi appears after all other cast and crew opening credits and reads: "And Introducing JOSÉ ITURBI in his first appearance on the screen." This appears on screen as he is seen conducting an orchestra in the opening scene of the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in It Happened in Brooklyn (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Let Me Call You Sweetheart
(uncredited)
Music by Leo Friedman
Lyrics by Beth Slater Whitson
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Gem of All Gems
18 November 2008 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

This 1943 Classic film clearly showed how Hollywood supported our Armed Forces during World War II and there are so many talented actors appearing in this film who all gave great performances with their talented gifts.

Always enjoyed the great singing talent of Lena Horne who appeared in many Musicals during the 1940's and one of her famous songs was "Stormy Weather". I use to live in St. Albans, Queens, New York and she was a neighbor. Lena was the pioneer of Black entertainers who started to break into the Hollywood scene and finally it was accomplished.

Naturally, the War was going on and this was a picture that was created to cheer our Fighting Men and it also was a propaganda film to cheer up the American Citizens with a cast of hundreds of famous actors. Enjoyed seeing a very little known actress who is now 91 years of age, Marsha Hunt who was very young and attractive in the film, she was only 26 years of age.

Don't miss this film, it is really a gem of a gem. Enjoy


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