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Good Luck, Mr. Yates (1943)

Military Academy instructor Oliver Yates is 4-F and losing the respect of his students. He quits to join up but ends up working in a shipyard. His rival Charlie for girlfriend Ruth uses the... See full summary »

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Ray Enright
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Trevor ... Ruth Jones
Jess Barker ... Oliver B. Yates
Edgar Buchanan ... Jonesey Jones
Tom Neal ... Charlie Edmonds
Albert Bassermann ... Dr. Carl Hesser
Henry Armetta ... Mike Zaloris
Scotty Beckett ... Jimmy Dixon
Tommy Cook ... Johnny Zaloris
Frank Sully ... Joe Briggs
Douglas Leavitt ... Monty King
Rosina Galli Rosina Galli ... Katy Zaloris
William Roy William Roy ... Plunkett (as Billy Roy)
Conrad Binyon Conrad Binyon ... Rob Coles
Bobby Larson ... Ross
Rudy Wissler Rudy Wissler ... Wilson
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Military Academy instructor Oliver Yates is 4-F and losing the respect of his students. He quits to join up but ends up working in a shipyard. His rival Charlie for girlfriend Ruth uses the info against him, spreading lies about his wartime activities. Written by rharlan58

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Thrilling Tribute To Our Home-Front Heroines! See more »

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Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Right Guy See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A scene where Nan Wynn sings as part of a lunchtime entertainment for shipyard workers was cut before release. See more »

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Edited into Gents Without Cents (1944) See more »

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Never tell a kid a lie
13 April 2007 | by AsgardianSee all my reviews

A mild teacher at a military school for young boys is keen to elevate himself to hero status by enlisting to fight in WW2. However he is refused entry due to a perforated ear drum, a condition about which he sees an eminent doctor, who assures him that with care, and a little time, is curable.

Due to his enlistment being just postponed, in his eyes, he tells what he believes to be a small lie, telling his former students he has been accepted and is in Army training. He thinks this will be of no consequence because he will soon be accepted.

Guess again, the results of even just one harmless lie lead to chaos in his temporary job at the shipbuilding yards, the military school, his boarding house, the FBI, the military and police.

Claire Trevor's presence is a joy to watch as the love interest, while the rest of the cast are competent.

Another hard to find movie that is worth the time to search for.


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