Joe Adams takes on the identity of a dead gangster in order to avoid the draft. Adams plans to use a war relief charity to get his gambling operation up and running, until he falls in love with Dorothy Bryant and has a change of heart. Written by
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Did You Know?
The rhyming slang used by Cary Grant
's character is a form of slang in which a word is replaced by a rhyming word, typically the second word of a two-word phrase (so stairs becomes "apples and pears"). The second word is then often dropped entirely ("I'm going up the apples"), meaning that the association of the original word to the rhyming phrase is not obvious to the uninitiated. For example: "Sherman" for an American (Sherman tank = Yank). The exact origin of rhyming slang appears to be unclear, partly because it exists to some extent in many languages. In English, rhyming slang is strongly associated with Cockney speech from the East End of London. See more
When Joe shakes hands with Dorothy in the car, the distant shot shows him with his arm stretched downward from above, but the subsequent close shot shows him with his arm level. See more
[angrily to Joe
Get out of here! Get out of here! Get your greasy black head out of here!
Opening credits prologue: 1941 America was still at Peace. See more
Featured in Band of Brothers: Currahee
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Music by William Steffe
In the score when Dorothy shows a picture of her great-grandfather See more