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Up in Arms (1944)

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 »

Director:

Elliott Nugent

Writers:

Don Hartman (original screenplay), Allen Boretz (original screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Kaye ... Danny Weems
Dinah Shore ... Virginia
Dana Andrews ... Joe
Constance Dowling ... Mary Morgan
The Goldwyn Girls ... Dancing Ensemble
Knox Manning ... Narration (voice)
Louis Calhern ... Colonel Ashley
George Mathews ... Blackie
Benny Baker ... Butterball
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Info Jones
Lyle Talbot ... Sgt. Gelsey
Walter Catlett ... Major Brock
George Meeker ... Ashley's Aide
Tom Keene ... Ashley's Aide (as Richard Powers)
Margaret Dumont ... Mrs. Willoughby
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1944 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Soñando despierto See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first time that Danny Kaye appeared with Virginia Mayo who went on to star with him in four additional films. She appears as one of The Goldwyn Girls. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Jive Number
(1944)
(Based on "Tess's Torch Song")
Written by Sylvia Fine and Max Liebman
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A rare talent at work, and if you've not seen it, then hurry up!
25 June 1999 | by moose-51See all my reviews

This is only the second Danny Kaye film I've had the pleasure of watching, and he certainly didn't disappoint. The scene at the beginning of the film is fantastic, and Kaye's outstanding ability to tongue-twist in a song mixed in a conversation is hilarious! It has a lovely plot and Kaye steals every scene, from his serious romantic side, to his outrageous physical comedy. There are loads of brilliant one liners in there from Kaye, and his character being a hypochondriac just adds to the enjoyment! If you haven't seen this film yet, then what are you waiting for?!


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