U.S. entertainer Eddie Sparks wants to bring some fun to the soldiers during World War II and contacts singer/dancer Dixie Leonard for help. They become the perfect team and tour from North...
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Bette is a wildly successful singer with numerous hits, adoring fans, and showbiz friends who often drop by. Keeping her grounded is her professor husband Roy, best friend Connie, and her thirteen-year-old daughter Rose.
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U.S. entertainer Eddie Sparks wants to bring some fun to the soldiers during World War II and contacts singer/dancer Dixie Leonard for help. They become the perfect team and tour from North Africa to the Pacific to perform for "the boys." They continue their work after the war, but when Eddie fires author Silver for getting involved in McCarthy's campaign, Dixie also turns away from him.Written by
Several Navy shipmates were in the cast, not just "clean cut civilians". See more »
In the film during a World War II sequence Bette Midler sings "Come Rain or Come Shine" which was not written until after the war and wasn't introduced until 1946. See more »
You're gonna kill him you fill his head full of this crap!
Such as what?
Such as "Don't study," "Everything comes easy," "Life's a big party."
Oh, well, sounds good to me.
Oh yeah? You got three daughters. Why don't you give them the benefit of your wisdom?
Because my wisdom is for a son. I got a closet full of baseball cards...
Don't break my heart!
Alright. How long's it now been - eight years Michael's dead?
You shut up!
No. You let me talk. Now enough is enough here. That boy needs a father. He ...
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Bette was magnificent in "The Rose", in my opinion the best movie she's made. In a totally different personna she plays Dixie equally wonderfully. "For The Boys" is, for a reason I cannot discern, one of my all time favorite movies. I love the movie and Bette is as always, the best. If you adore Bette, and if you've never "For The Boys", rent it or buy it and you'll see what I'm talking about.
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