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...
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Jenny Bowman is a successful singer who visits David Donne to see her son Matt again, spending a few glorious days with him while his father is away in Rome in an attempt to attain the family that she never had.
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
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This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Wednesday 8 May 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia 1 June 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), by Chicago 10 June 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), by New Haven CT 10 July 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), by Altoona PA 24 July 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), by Binghamton NY 4 August 1957 on WNBF (Channel 12), by Honolulu 25 August 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), by Seattle 9 September 1957 on KING, by Portland OR 12 October 1957 on KGW (Channel 8) and by Norfalk VA 30 November 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3); in New York City it first aired 15 November 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in San Francisco 9 April 1960 on KGO (Channel 7) . At this time, color broadcasting was in its infancy, limited to only a small number of high rated programs, primarily on NBC and NBC affiliated stations, so these film showings were all still in B&W. Viewers were not offered the opportunity to see these films in their original Technicolor until several years later. 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 »
Thousands Cheer had a lot going for it from the get go, the biggest selling point being the amount of talent involved. While it is not a great film there is still plenty to enjoy and on the most part the cast are well-used.
Thousands Cheers' story is very thin and very contrived with the lead in to the film's second half feeling rather abrupt and the script is even thinner with a lot of hokey dialogue and too many moments where it sags in energy. A vast majority of the cast are great and are well-utilised, but Mary Astor is wasted with not very much to do and Red Skelton is more irritating than funny.
It is on the other hand very well-made with lavish sets and gorgeous photography while the Oscar nomination for the music score was deserved, it's very characterful and lush. The songs are not exactly memorable, apart from Honeysuckle Rose, but they are very pleasant and don't bog the film down at all, they are also very well-choreographed. Of all the show segments the highlights were Gene Kelly's dance with the mop, Eleanor Powell's tap dance, Lena Horne's beautiful rendition of Honeysuckle Rose and Judy Garland's uproarious The Joint Is Really Jumpin' in Carnegie Hall. You do wish that Gene Kelly had more dancing to do but he is dashing and very watchable and Kathryn Grayson is charm personified and sings beautifully.
All in all, not a great film but I would be lying if I said I didn't enjoy it. 6/10 Bethany Cox
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