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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 »


George Sidney


Paul Jarrico (story "Private Miss Jones"), Richard Collins (story "Private Miss Jones") | 2 more credits »
Nominated for 3 Oscars. See more awards »




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


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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Did You Know?


Despite the similarity in titles, this film was not an adaptation of Irving Berlin's 1933 Broadway revue "As Thousands Cheer." That production's concept was to dramatize or illustrate various sections of a daily newspaper. None of the show's songs or sketches appear in Thousands Cheer (1943). See more »


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


Hyllary Jones: Hello, Bill.
Col. Bill Jones: How are you, Hyllary?
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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 »


Featured in That's Entertainment! (1974) See more »


In a Little Spanish Town
Music by Mabel Wayne
Lyrics by Sam Lewis and Joe Young
Played by Bob Crosby Orchestra
Sung Gloria DeHaven, June Allyson and Virginia O'Brien
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M-G-M at its Best
15 April 2000 | by Dreamer-36See all my reviews

Gene Kelly plays the "King of the Trapeze turned buck army private" magnificently, supplemented with the chirping of Kathryn Grayson. It shows how, even in his early years, (This is only the second year of Gene in Hollywood pictures) he was a great dancer/actor. (His dance with the mop was the best part of the movie for me) This great movie is supplemented by the great bands of Jose Iturbi and Bob Crosby, and with the great talents of silver screen greats like Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Gloria DeHaven, June Allyson, and the spectacular Judy Garland. This movie is a must for all classic musical buffs!!!

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Release Date:

January 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Private Miss Jones See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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