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Up in Arms (1944)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | 27 March 1944 (Brazil)
Hypochondriac Danny Weems gets drafted into the army and makes life miserable for his fellow GIs. He's also lovesick when it comes to pretty Mary Morgan, unaware that she's in love with his... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Danny Weems
... Virginia
... Joe
... Mary Morgan
... Dancing Ensemble
... Narration (voice)
... Colonel Ashley
... Blackie
... Butterball
... Info Jones
... Sgt. Gelsey
... Major Brock
... Ashley's Aide
... Ashley's Aide (as Richard Powers)
... Mrs. Willoughby
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Hypochondriac Danny Weems gets drafted into the army and makes life miserable for his fellow GIs. He's also lovesick when it comes to pretty Mary Morgan, unaware that she's in love with his best friend Joe. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Comedy | Musical

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27 March 1944 (Brazil)  »

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Soñando despierto  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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This was the first full length theatrical release for Danny Kaye. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Book Revue (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Tess's Torch Song
(1944)
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Ted Koehler
Sung by Dinah Shore (uncredited) and Chorus
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Dated but Still Delightful
23 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

This recently showed on Turner Classic Movies and I was lucky enough to catch most of it. The film is old and features some cartoonesque lampooning of racial stereotypes (especially the Japanese, but hey it was made in 1944 - do the math), but nothing as offensive as incidental references made in the modern media. Danny Kaye's antics had me in stitches and the ladies are still lovely despite the age of the material - the song-and-dance silly humor is unlike anything you'll find in Hollywood these days but was quite fitting at the time. Overall it was highly entertaining and I would not mind watching it again either alone or with company.


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