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During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles which featured virtually every star on the lot--often playing themselves--in musical numbers and comedy skits, and were meant... See more »

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Tony West
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Gloria Vance
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Kitty West
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Nick West
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Laura
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Louie Fairweather
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Annie
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Dr. Henderson
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Walter Bruce
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Jeanette MacDonald
Orson Welles' Mercury Wonder Show ...
Mercury Wonder Show
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Marlene Dietrich
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Dinah Shore
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Donald O'Connor
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Peggy Ryan
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W. C. Fields
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The Andrews Sisters
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Artur Rubinstein
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Carmen Amaya and Her Company (as Carmen Amaya and Her Company)
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Sophie Tucker
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The Delta Rhythm Boys (as The Delta Rhythm Boys)
Leonard Gautier's Bricklayers ...
Leonard Gautier's Dog Act (as Leonard Gautier's Dog Act 'The Bricklayers')
Ted Lewis and His Orchestra ...
Ted Lewis Orchestra
Freddie Slack and His Orchestra ...
Freddie Slack Orchestra
Charlie Spivak and His Orchestra ...
Charlie Spivak Orchestra
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William Barrett (as Theodore Von Eltz)
Louis Jordan and his Orchestra ...
Louis Jordan Orchestra
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Martha O'Driscoll
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Slapsy Maxie
Spooks the Dog ...
Junior (as Spooks)
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Laverne Andrews
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Maxene Andrews
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Patty
Traverse Crawford ...
Traverse Crawford (as The Delta Rhythm Boys)
Rene DeKnight ...
Rene DeKnight (as The Delta Rhythm Boys)
Lee Gaines ...
Lee Gaines (as The Delta Rhythm Boys)
Clinton Holland ...
Clinton Holland (as The Delta Rhythm Boys)
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Louis Jordan
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Ted Lewis
Kelsey Pharr ...
Kelsey Pharr (as The Delta Rhythm Boys)
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Freddie Slack
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Orson Welles
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Walter Abel (uncredited)
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Louise Allbritton (uncredited)
Joel Allen ...
Soldier (uncredited)
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Australian Officer (uncredited)
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Evelyn Ankers (uncredited)
Martin Ashe ...
Man in Office (uncredited)
Robert Ashley ...
Jitterbug Dancer (uncredited)
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Soldier - W.C. Fields Routine (uncredited)
Rosemary Battle ...
Magic Maid (uncredited)
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Louise Beavers (uncredited)
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Noah Beery Jr. (uncredited)
Genevieve Bell ...
Mother in Montage (uncredited)
Hal Bell ...
Sailor (uncredited)
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Joe (uncredited)
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Acrobat (uncredited)
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Turhan Bey (uncredited)
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Soldier (uncredited)
Doris Bren ...
Magic Maid (uncredited)
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Magic Maid (uncredited)
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Phone Operator (uncredited)
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Australian Pilot (uncredited)
Charles D. Brown ...
Col. Starret (uncredited)
Ed Brown ...
Soldier (uncredited)
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Nigel Bruce (uncredited)
Jimmy Carpenter ...
Soldier (uncredited)
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Soldier Listening to Radio (uncredited)
Agustín Castellón Sabicas ...
Agustin Castellón Sabicas (uncredited)
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Ship Officer (uncredited)
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Lon Chaney Jr. (uncredited)
George Chirello ...
Welles' Assistant (uncredited)
Wallis Clark ...
HVC Committee Man (uncredited)
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Peter Coe (uncredited)
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Lois Collier (uncredited)
Alan Cook ...
Soldier (uncredited)
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Stooge (uncredited)
Eleanor Counts ...
Magic Maid (uncredited)
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Marine Officer (uncredited)
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Alan Curtis (uncredited)
Roy Darmour ...
Eddie (uncredited)
Leslie Denison ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Andy Devine (uncredited)
John Duane ...
Soldier (uncredited)
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Loomis (uncredited)
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Messenger Boy (uncredited)
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Submarine Officer (uncredited)
John Estes ...
Hospital Patient (uncredited)
Majorie Fectean ...
Magic Maid (uncredited)
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Col. Edward Dobbs (uncredited)
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Susanna Foster (uncredited)
Clair Freeman ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Ralph Gardner ...
Patient in Leg Cast (uncredited)
Leonard Gautier ...
Performer (uncredited)
Janice Gay ...
Magic Maid (uncredited)
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Thomas Gomez (uncredited)
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Lt. Reynolds (uncredited)
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Man (uncredited)
Tom Hanlon ...
Announcer (uncredited)
Kay Harding ...
Woman in Montage (uncredited)
Carey Harrison ...
Colonel (uncredited)
Bill Healy ...
Ship Officer (uncredited)
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Dr. Wood (uncredited)
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Officer (uncredited)
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Australian Reporter (uncredited)
Charles Anthony Hughes ...
Man (uncredited)
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Gloria Jean (uncredited)
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Chick Doyle (uncredited)
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Soldier (uncredited)
Michael Kirk ...
Man (uncredited)
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Elyse Knox (uncredited)
Eddie Kover ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Don Kramer ...
Soldier (uncredited)
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Ms. Hartford - Secretary (uncredited)
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Postman (uncredited)
Perc Launders ...
Studio Cop (uncredited)
Odessa Lauren ...
Phone Operator (uncredited)
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Bull Fiddler (uncredited)
Lolita Leighter ...
Magic Maid (uncredited)
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Nurse (uncredited)
Anthony Marsh ...
Military Officer (uncredited)
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Officer (uncredited)
Don McGill ...
Man (uncredited)
William Meader ...
Soldier (uncredited)
John Meredith ...
Blind Soldier in MacDonald Act (uncredited)
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Maria Montez (uncredited)
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HVC Officer (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ...
Theatregoer (uncredited)
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Singer (uncredited)
Dick Nelson ...
Sergeant (uncredited)
Nickolai ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Nurse (uncredited)
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Robert Paige (uncredited)
Franklin Parker ...
Man in Office (uncredited)
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George Grayson (uncredited)
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MacDermott (uncredited)
George Riley ...
Jimmy (uncredited)
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Laughtonpher (uncredited)
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Dancer (uncredited)
Mary Rowland ...
Magic Maid (uncredited)
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Randolph Scott (uncredited)
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Phone Operator (uncredited)
Mel Shubert ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Jane Smith ...
Magic Maid (uncredited)
Lennie Smith ...
Jitterbug Dancer (uncredited)
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Gale Sondergaard (uncredited)
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Charlie Spivak (uncredited)
Edwin Stanley ...
Taylor (uncredited)
Nick Stewart ...
Lt. Reynolds (uncredited)
Walter Tetley ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Bernard Thomas ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Luis Torres ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Carl Vernell ...
Terry Dennis (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ...
Harkness (uncredited)
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Captain (uncredited)
Billy Wayne ...
Terry Fife (uncredited)
Steve Wayne ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Jack Wegman ...
Mayor (uncredited)
Jack Whitley ...
Man (uncredited)
John Whitney ...
Soldier (uncredited)
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Capt. Williams (uncredited)
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Phone Operator (uncredited)
Bill Wolfe ...
Zoot Suit Man (uncredited)
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Military Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by

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A. Edward Sutherland ... (as Eddie Sutherland)
John Rawlins ... (uncredited)

Written by

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Lou Breslow ... (original screen play) and
Gertrude Purcell ... (original screen play)
 
Joe Schoenfeld ... (epilogue "Soldiers in Greasepaint")
 
Dorothy B. Hughes ... (script) (Delta Rhythm Boys sequence) (uncredited)
 
Marjorie Bowles ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Charles K. Feldman ... producer
Al Rockett ... associate producer (as Albert L. Rockett)

Music by

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Leigh Harline ... (uncredited)
Frank Skinner ... (uncredited)
Oliver Wallace ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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David Abel ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Fred R. Feitshans Jr. ... film editor

Art Direction by

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John B. Goodman
Harold H. MacArthur

Set Decoration by

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Russell A. Gausman ... (set decorations) (as R.A. Gausman)
Ira Webb ... (set decorations) (as Ira S. Webb)

Costume Design by

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Vera West ... (gowns)

Makeup Department

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Bert Duke ... makeup artist: additional scenes (uncredited)
Emmy Eckhardt ... hairdresser: additional scenes (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Howard Christie ... assistant director
Lou Breslow ... director: Delta Rhythm Boys sequence (uncredited)
Fred Frank ... assistant director: Delta Rhythm Boys sequence (uncredited)
William Holland ... assistant director (uncredited)
M. Inger ... assistant director: Delta Rhythm Boys sequence (uncredited)
John Rawlins ... director: additional scenes (uncredited)
Eddie Regan ... assistant director: additional scenes (uncredited)
Will Sheldon ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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S. Bricker ... props: Delta Rhythm Boys sequence (uncredited)
Dan Fish ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Bernard B. Brown ... director of sound
Robert Pritchard ... sound technician
A. Anderson ... sound technician: Delta Rhythm Boys sequence (uncredited)
Frank Artman ... boom operator (uncredited)
Charles Carroll ... sound technician: additional scenes (uncredited)
James Masterson ... recording operator: additional scenes (uncredited)
R. Parrish ... boom operator: Delta Rhythm Boys sequence (uncredited)
John W. Rixey ... recording operator: Delta Rhythm Boys sequence (uncredited)
William Schwartz ... recording operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Carl Lee ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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John P. Fulton ... special photography

Camera and Electrical Department

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Fred Buckley ... grip: additional scenes (uncredited)
Wallace Chewning ... camera operator (uncredited)
Charles Cowie ... grip (uncredited)
E. Esterbrook ... still photographer (uncredited)
Arthur Gerstle ... assistant camera: additional scenes (uncredited)
Maury Gertsman ... camera operator: Delta Rhythm Boys sequence (uncredited)
Frank Heisler ... assistant camera: Delta Rhythm Boys sequence (uncredited)
Hal Mohr ... director of photography: Delta Rhythm Boys sequence (uncredited)
M. Nathan ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ross Savon ... gaffer (uncredited)
Harold I. Smith ... camera operator: additional scenes (uncredited)
Charles Van Enger ... director of photography: additional photography (uncredited)
Walter Woodworth ... grip: Delta Rhythm Boys sequence (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Howard Greer ... gowns: Miss Zorina
Bert Heinsickson ... wardrobe: additional scenes (uncredited)

Music Department

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Leigh Harline ... musical director

Other crew

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George Hale ... musical numbers devised and staged by
George Balanchine ... dance director (uncredited)
Lackritz ... jewelry: Miss Zorina (uncredited)
Henry C. Rogers ... publicist (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles which featured virtually every star on the lot--often playing themselves--in musical numbers and comedy skits, and were meant as morale-boosters to both the troops overseas and the civilians at home. This was Universal Pictures' effort. It features everyone from Donald O'Connor to the Andrews Sisters to Orson Welles to W.C. Fields to George Raft to Marlene Dietrich, and dozens of other Universal players. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Taglines Hollywood's Biggest Stars Come Together For A Great Cause! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Three Cheers for the Boys (United States)
  • Hollywood Parade (France)
  • Sueños de gloria (Spain)
  • Epopeia da Alegria (Brazil)
  • La nave della morte (Italy)
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  • 122 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia In the "Beyond the Blue Horizon" number (previously used in Monte Carlo (1930)) the lyric "rising sun" were changed to "shining sun", to avoid any associations to the Japanese flag. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Orson Welles Story - Part 1 (1982). See more »
Soundtracks I'll Walk Alone See more »
Quotes Gloria Vance: You have no inhibitions, have you?
Tony West: I can't afford them.
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