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About Face (1952)

Three friends enter military school together, but 2 of them don't know that the 3rd one is secretly married.

Director:

Roy Del Ruth

Writers:

Peter Milne (screenplay), John Monks Jr. (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gordon MacRae ... Tony Williams
Eddie Bracken ... Biff Roberts
Dick Wesson ... Dave Crouse
Virginia Gibson ... Betty Long
Phyllis Kirk ... Alice Wheatley
Aileen Stanley Jr. ... Lorna Carter
Joel Grey ... Bender
Larry Keating ... Col. Long
Cliff Ferre Cliff Ferre ... Lt. Jones
John Baer ... Hal Carlton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Best ... Joe - Hal's Roommate (unconfirmed)
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Storyline

Biff Roberts, Tony Williams and Dave Crouse are upper classmen at Southern Military Institute (fictional school based on real school---Virginia Military Instute---in original play and film), and just three months away from graduating as commissioned officers in the U.S. Army. Williams and Crose have girl problems while Roberts, the star pitcher on the school's baseball team, has a different sort of problem, as he is secretly married and his co-ed wife is expecting a child. The other two also have the problem of keeping Roberts in school long enough to graduate and, more importantly, pitch in the BIG GAME of the year, all wrapped around seven musical numbers. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1952 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Demi-tour à droite See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Joel Grey. See more »

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Version of Brother Rat (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

S.M.I. March
(uncredited)
Music by Peter De Rose
Lyrics by Charles Tobias
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Weak re-make
4 January 2004 | by dixie-18See all my reviews

This film is not bad, but a washed out version of "BROTHER RAT" (1938) that starred Ronald Reagan, Eddie Alber and Wayne Morris, three "rats" who are enrolled at Virginia Military Institute (VMI), a real place. There are never any freshmen at VMI, they are deemed "rats", and the bond between them usually is a lifelong one. This film is a black and white classic that is fondly screend at VMI, in Lexington, to this day.


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