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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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Cast

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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From the Sensational Broadway Hit! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Something for the Boys See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The original Broadway production of 'Something For The Boys' opened in the Alvin Theater on January 7, 1943 starring Ethel Merman and ran for 422 performances. See more »

Quotes

Harry Hart: This place has everything!
Blossom Hart: Sure. Just rap on the woodwork and the termites will come out and welcome you.
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Soundtracks

WOULDN'T IT BE NICE?
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by Vivian Blaine, Michael O'Shea, Phil Silvers, Carmen Miranda
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Too many irritants
5 December 2000 | by wisewebwomanSee all my reviews

Among them Carmen Miranda and Phil Silvers, for me to enjoy the movie. Individually I would not have minded but both in one movie was too much. Michael O'Shea and Vivian Blaine were very good and the musical and dancing numbers were terrific. Some of the unintentionally cornball stuff and poor script made the audience burst out laughing far too often in all the wrong places. I gave it a 5 out of 10. A young Perry Como with energy was a delight to see and hear.


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