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You, John Jones! (1943)

Unrated | | Short, Drama, War | 14 January 1943 (USA)
John Jones' daughter is rehearsing the Gettysburg Address in preparation for a school elocution when he is called away by an air raid alarm. He sits alone in the evening and contemplates ... See full summary »

Director:

Mervyn LeRoy

Writer:

Carey Wilson
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James Cagney ... John Jones
Ann Sothern ... Mary Jones
Margaret O'Brien ... Daughter
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John Jones' daughter is rehearsing the Gettysburg Address in preparation for a school elocution when he is called away by an air raid alarm. He sits alone in the evening and contemplates how lucky he is in America, where no bombing occurs. He imagines "his baby" (Margaret O'Brien) suffering in the war-torn nations of England, Greece, China, Yugoslavia, France, and Russia, and thanks god that no harm has come to her. When he returns home, his daughter resumes her recitation of the Gettysburg Address with her parents as audience. Written by Lew Amack

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Short | Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 1943 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Included in Warner Home Video's 2-disc DVD release of Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942). See more »

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Your Baby
15 February 2017 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Top-notch World War II short designed to draw the attentions of Americans to the plight of children in other countries devastated by the war. It stars Jimmy Cagney as an air raid warden who is grateful his young daughter (Margaret O'Brien) is safe from the bombings people in other countries at the time were enduring. He imagines what it would be like for her in some of these other countries and we see the adorable little Miss O'Brien act out those scenes. This is an entertaining and thought-provoking short with three great on screen talents (Cagney, O'Brien, and Ann Sothern) giving their best. O'Brien is a real treat. She was really a shining star among child actors. With nice direction from Mervyn LeRoy and expert narration from Carey Wilson. Really good.


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