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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kathryn Jones
... Pvt. Eddie Marsh
... Hyllary Jones
... Col. Bill Jones
... Chuck Polansky
... Marie Corbino
Mary Elliott ... Helen Corbino
... Sgt. Koslack
... Alan
... Capt. Fred Avery
... Silent Monk
... Mickey Rooney - Emcee at the Show
... Judy Garland
... Red Skelton
... 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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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Both Eleanor Powell's boogie woogie routine and Lena Horne's rendition of "Honeysuckle Rose" were interpolated into Thousands Cheer (1943) when MGM abandoned its production of "Broadway Melody of 1943" before it was completed. Ironically, that aborted project was to have co-starred Powell and Gene Kelly, both of whom appear in Thousands Cheer (1943) but not together. See more »

Quotes

Hyllary Jones: Hello, Bill.
Col. Bill Jones: How are you, Hyllary?
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The list of credited cast members from Mickey Rooney onwards is preceded by the following statement: "and the M-G-M Star Parade" See more »

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Referenced in Hail, Caesar! (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

You're in the Army Now
Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Tell Taylor and Ole Olsen
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Gem of All Gems
18 November 2008 | by See 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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