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Around the World (1943)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, War | 27 November 1943 (USA)
Bandleader Kay Kyser takes his troupe of nutty musicians, goofball comics and pretty girl singers on a tour around the world to entertain the troops during World War II.


Allan Dwan


Ralph Spence (original story), Ralph Spence (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Kay Kyser ... Kay Kyser
Mischa Auer ... Mischa Auer
Joan Davis ... Joan Davis
Marcy McGuire ... Marcy McGuire
Wally Brown ... Clipper Pilot
Alan Carney ... Joe Gimpus
Kay Kyser Band ... Kay Kyser Band (as Kay Kyser's Band)
M.A. Bogue ... Ish Kabibble (as Merwyn 'Ish Kabibble' Bogue)
Georgia Carroll ... Georgia Carroll
Harry Babbitt ... Harry Babbitt
Sully Mason ... Sully Mason
Julie Conway Julie Conway ... Jule Conway (as Jule Conway)
Diane Pendleton Diane Pendleton ... Diane Pendleton
Jack Jack ... Jack (as Jack and Mac)
Mac Mac ... Mac (as Jack and Mac)


Bandleader Kay Kyser takes his troupe of nutty musicians, goofball comics and pretty girl singers on a tour around the world to entertain the troops during World War II.

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Klowning with Kay and a Kayrazee Krew. See more »


Comedy | Music | War


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Release Date:

27 November 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alégrate mundo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of the girls says "Now I know what Sherman meant" when the troupe arrives in Tunis, a reference to General Sherman's quote "War is hell". See more »


In the medium and close shots, the Australian and British soldiers are wearing US uniforms, with only different head-wear (slouch hat, berets, etc.) to differentiate them from the US soldiers. See more »


References The Case of the Stuttering Pig (1937) See more »


They Just Chopped Down the Old Apple Tree
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by the cast
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wartime fluff and great swing
2 January 2006 | by gailkateSee all my reviews

Not a great movie but a delight. So many movies were made to lighten the mood of wartime, many of which we know and many of which were forgotten. This is a joy - the music is terrific, the plot so thin it's transparent. The pretext is that Kyser's band and singers are traveling from one base to another to entertain the troops. (Kyser married the lead singer after this show and she quit her singing career.) The musicians and singers are talented, and Kyser pulls off the kind of broad humor that Bob Hope made famous on USO tours. Joan Davis is a comedic genius - very physical, as extreme as Lucille Ball or Imogene Coca, but pretty enough to hold her own with the feminine stars. Interesting that she chose the clownish route. She's a female Danny Kaye.

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