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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 best friend Joe.

Director:

Elliott Nugent

Writers:

Don Hartman (original screenplay), Allen Boretz (original screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win. 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 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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Taglines:

SHOW OF SHOWS...AND YOUR ENTERTAINMENT DELIGHT OF ALL TIME! (print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Lindsey Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - July 7, 1944 - all caps)

Genres:

Comedy | Musical | Romance | War

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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

Connections

Edited into Moments in Music (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Jive Number
(1944)
(Based on "Tess's Torch Song")
Written by Sylvia Fine and Max Liebman
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A hilarious, supremely entertaining film
11 April 2005 | by cjprentissSee all my reviews

One of the funniest movies of all-time. Danny Kaye's first film. Catapulted him from a virtual unknown to an international super-star. Two songs co-authored by his wife, Sylvia Fine, did the trick for him: "The Lobby Number" and "Melody In 4-F." These two songs put Danny's virtuoso tongue-twisting genius on full display. Danny Kaye plays a hypochondriac who is drafted into the Army in World War II and ends up single-handedly capturing a platoon of Japanese soldiers in the South Pacific while winning the heart of beautiful songstress Dinah Shore. Now, 60 years later, the film remains thoroughly enjoyable, and no other entertainer has emerged who can equal Danny Kaye's extraordinary comedic talents. If I had to make a list of the 10 funniest films ever made, "Up In Arms" would surely be on that list.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1944 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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