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Four Jills in a Jeep (1944)

Reenactments of actual USO experiences of its female stars entertaining troops overseas.

Director:

William A. Seiter

Writers:

Robert Ellis (screenplay), Helen Logan (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kay Francis ... Kay Francis
Carole Landis ... Carole Landis
Martha Raye ... Martha Raye
Mitzi Mayfair ... Mitzi Mayfair
Jimmy Dorsey ... Jimmy Dorsey
Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra ... Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
John Harvey John Harvey ... Ted Warren
Phil Silvers ... Eddie
Dick Haymes ... Lt. Dick Ryan
Alice Faye ... Alice Faye
Betty Grable ... Betty Grable
Carmen Miranda ... Carmen Miranda
George Jessel ... Master of Ceremonies
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Acuff ... Sentry (scenes deleted)
Renee Carson Renee Carson ... Swedish Maid (scenes deleted)
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Reenactments of actual USO experiences of its female stars entertaining troops overseas.

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Genres:

Music | Romance | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuatro chicas a la guerra See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Five songs were dropped from the release print: "Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer" (music by Jimmy McHugh, lyrics by Harold Adamson), sung with a bit of comedy by Martha Raye; the slightly risqué "SNAFU" (music by McHugh, lyrics by Adamson), sung and danced by Martha Raye, Carole Landis and Mitzi Mayfair; "It's the Old Army Game" (music by McHugh, lyrics by Adamson), performed by Kay Francis (reciting rather than singing while supposedly playing the piano), plus Raye, Landis and Mayfair; "Silent Night" (music by Franz Xaver Gruber, lyrics by 'Josef Mohr'); sung by Martha Raye; and "Mamae Yo Quero" (music by Vicente Paiva, Portuguese lyrics by Jararaca), sung and danced by Carmen Miranda. All five songs as filmed still exist. See more »

Connections

Edited into All This and World War II (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Crazy Me
(uncredited)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Sung by Carole Landis with Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
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20 September 2010 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

Except for the musical numbers, this picture was a waste of time and talent by all concerned. The humor is strictly cornball and the plot is non-existent, the acting stilted and self-conscious. The sole bright spot is Martha Raye, who shows off her particular brand of manic comedy as well as a pretty fair singing voice. The usually dependable Phil Silvers is also on hand in a thankless role which does him no credit.

Four entertainers volunteer to go overseas to entertain the troops, and are placed in artificial plot circumstances and unfunny situations. Was this really the best the studio could do? Was there no plausible storyline to put performers in while waiting for a song spot? As stated, the musical numbers are the only reason to watch this almost unwatchable movie. Special thanks go to Betty Grable and Alice Faye for their singing cameos, and to the Jimmy Dorsey band for livening up the proceedings.


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