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Seven Days' Leave (1942)

Soldier Johnny Grey is engaged to marry singer Mapy Cortes, but his plans go awry when he learns that he is the heir to $100,000 from his great-grandfather -- a bequest that comes with a ... See full summary »

Director:

Tim Whelan

Writers:

William Bowers (original screenplay), Ralph Spence (original screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Mature ... Johnny Grey
Lucille Ball ... Terry Havalok-Allen
Harold Peary ... Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve (as Harold Peary {The Great Gildersleeve})
Mapy Cortés ... Mapy (as Mapy Cortes)
Ginny Simms ... Ginny Simms
Freddy Martin Freddy Martin ... Freddy Martin
Les Brown Les Brown ... Les Brown
Marcy McGuire ... Mickey Havalok-Allen
Arnold Stang ... Bitsy Slater
Lynn Royce & Vanya Lynn Royce & Vanya ... Specialty Dancers (as Lynn) (as Royce & Vanya)
Ralph Edwards ... Ralph Edwards
Ralph Edwards & Co. Ralph Edwards & Co. ... Radio Performers
Peter Lind Hayes Peter Lind Hayes ... Pvt. Pete Jackson
Walter Reed ... Ralph Bell
Wallace Ford ... Sgt. Mead
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Storyline

Soldier Johnny Grey is engaged to marry singer Mapy Cortes, but his plans go awry when he learns that he is the heir to $100,000 from his great-grandfather -- a bequest that comes with a catch: before claiming the money, Johnny must marry a descendant of his great-grandfather's Civil War enemy, General Havelock-Allen. Not wanting to disrupt his planned marriage to Mapy, Johnny must figure out how to concoct a temporary marriage-of-convenience with the descendant -- who turns out to be the beautiful Terry Havelock-Allen. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

7 imeres efthyhias See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Salt Lake City Sunday 3 June 1956 on KUTV (Channel 2); it first aired in Altoona Saturday 16 June 1956 on WFBG (Channel 10), in San Francisco Friday 3 August 1956 on KPIX (Channel 5), in Binghamton Saturday 4 August 1956 on WNBF (Channel 12), in Philadelphia Saturday 15 September 1956 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Cleveland Monday 1 October 1956 on KYW (Channel 3), in New York City Wednesday 3 October 1956 on WRCA (Channel 4), in New Haven Thursday 8 November 1956 on WNHC (Channel 8), and in Pittsburgh Friday 23 November 1956 on KDKA (Channel 2). See more »

Quotes

Mickey Havalok-Allen: I never saw you kiss Ralph like that!
Terry Havalok-Allen: Like what?
Terry Havalok-Allen: Like you kissed Johnny. It was more like a transfusion!
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Connections

Edited from Swing Time (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Sonata No.14 in C Sharp Minor, Op.27 No.2 ('Moonlight')
(1802)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played by Freddy Martin Orchestra in his nightclub at the garden reception
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See Lucy in her glamour days as a young starlet, in this cheesy but fun WWII-era musical comedy.
23 March 2001 | by edwardsrcSee all my reviews

"Seven Days' Leave" is a WWII-era musical comedy about a young Army soldier [Mature] who is due a large inheritance. The problem is, he must marry a certain girl [Ball] whom he does not love, in order to collect.

If one is a Lucy fan, this movie is a great watch. Lucy is actually drop-dead gorgeous in this flick, more so than she had ever been in her entire career, in my opinion.

Also, Harold 'The Great Gildersleeve' Peary adds to the fun, along with Marcy McGuire as the younger sister to Lucy's character.

Unfortunately, this film as a whole is quite mediocre. And, Victor Mature sings twice. FFWD required.

All in all, one watch of this movie is definitely worth it. The video is even worth owning if you like Lucy.


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