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Something for the Boys (1944)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 1 November 1944 (USA)
The oddly-assorted Hart cousins: revue singer Blossom, con man Harry, and machinist Chiquita (who gets radio through her teeth!), inherit southern plantation Magnolia Manor, which alas ... See full summary »

Director:

Lewis Seiler

Writers:

Robert Ellis (screenplay), Helen Logan (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Carmen Miranda ... Chiquita Hart
Michael O'Shea ... Sergeant Ronald 'Rocky' Fulton
Vivian Blaine ... Blossom Hart
Phil Silvers ... Harry Hart
Sheila Ryan ... Melanie Walker
Perry Como ... Sergeant Laddie Green
Glenn Langan ... Lieutenant Ashley Crothers
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The oddly-assorted Hart cousins: revue singer Blossom, con man Harry, and machinist Chiquita (who gets radio through her teeth!), inherit southern plantation Magnolia Manor, which alas proves to be a "termite trap" and tax liability. Fortunately, Sgt. Rocky Fulton from a nearby army camp appears with a plan to convert the place to a hotel for army wives; but to pay bills until then, they decide to put on a show. Of course, romantic and military complications intervene... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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It's a parade of rhythm, song and romance, set to a Cole Porter score! See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alegria, Rapazes See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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In her one-line bit as a defense-plant welder, Judy Holliday delivered this observation: "I knew a girl once who had carborundum in her teeth, and she turned into a radio-receiving set." See more »

Quotes

Chiquita Hart: What a letdown. I think I'm going to be a Southern belle and I get sold down the river.
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Soundtracks

EIGHTY MILES OUTSIDE OF ATLANTA
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Sung and danced by Vivian Blaine and chorus
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Carmen and Co. Try Their Best
26 May 2010 | by JLRMovieReviewsSee all my reviews

Another film found on the Carmen Miranda DVD Collection, this reunites her with Vivian Blaine and Phil Silvers, and adds actor, Michael O'Shea. Vivian, Phil, and Carmen! are cousins who inherit a grand estate; the trouble - there's no grand to be found, not a cent. Then, the old mansion gets renovated with the help of soldiers, who are based nearby.

Right off the bat, I'll say this would have been more enjoyable (for me, anyway) if there had been a more believable love interest for Vivian other than Michael O'Shea. He doesn't seem to add that extra kick that Power, Ameche, or even Payne, could do with their leading ladies. It's not that O'Shea's not likable; he's just kind of bland and uninteresting. That really factors a lot in my rating of this movie.

Miranda does have a colorful song at the end of the movie, but getting there through some tedious goings-on does get on one's nerves. Carmen and Phil make the most of their roles and make the film as good as can be. This may not be Carmen's best film, but it does have some redeeming moments. Just watch something else first.

One thing I'll mention now, as this is my last review of the Carmen Miranda set, is that I didn't like how they make Carmen Miranda talk badly: not using correct English, mixing up catch-phrases, like it's funny to see her being ignorant, like it's endearing or something. I know I don't write or talk well or correctly all the time, but it gets old and feels somehow demeaning to treat her characters that way.

If you want to see Carmen Miranda and/or discover her for the first time and enjoy her larger-than-life and electrifying performances, buy her DVD set. "Something for the Boys" and "Doll Face" are the weakest of the bunch. But they all showcase a talent and star Hollywood will never see the likes of again.


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