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Four Jills in a Jeep (1944)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 17 March 1944 (USA)
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 ... 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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Meet the G.I. Janes in the Most Screamingly Funny Entertainment of the Year!(print ad - Lubbock Avalanche Journal - Palace Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - June 18, 1944)

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance | War

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The title "Four Jills In A Jeep", is a play on a 1942 song by The Andrews Sisters titled "Six Jerks In A Jeep" See more »


Soundtracks

(If You Can't Sing It) You'll Have to Swing It
(uncredited)
Written by Sam Coslow
Sung by Martha Raye with Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
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Much better if you also watch the DVD extras...
1 December 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Four Jills and a Jeep" is a film about four entertainers who leave the comfort of the United States and head overseas to do their part for the war effort. The stars are Kay Francis, Martha Raye, Carole Landis and Mitzi Mayfair (who was famous for her stage work).

When I watched "Four Jills and a Jeep", a assumed that this film was pure fiction. While I know some actresses DID go to the front lines during WWII, I assume Twentieth Century-Fox chose the four featured actresses purely according to who was available. However, after watching one of the special features on the DVD for this film, I watched "The Real Four Jills" and learned much about the background for the film. It turns out that the story was based on a book by Kay Francis about her and the other three women in the film and their experiences traveling together to entertain the US troops in North Africa and England! So, the story is ESSENTIALLY true. What I mean by that is that the four stars were correct but the film was made here in the States AND liberties were taken with their story. So, while the film is pretty good, it's even better knowing the background for their story. Overall, it's enjoyable and worth your time. Plus, while I usually don't like cameos, I really liked seeing and hearing Alice Faye (in a tiny scene) sing her signature song, "You'll Never Know"--a tune that always gets me. And, that jitterbug sequence....WOW!

By the way, I was just curious and read through the five stars' biographies on IMDb for Kay Francis, Carole Landis, Mitzi Mayfair, Martha Raye and Dick Haymes and found that between them, they had 24 marriages! And, while I already knew this, Landis killed herself at age 29. Yikes...such is the Hollywood life.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Four Jills in a Jeep 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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