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Something for the Boys (1944)

Something for the Boys





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The Cole Porter Broadway musical Something for the Boys was brought to the screen by 20th Century Fox with three new non-Porter tunes thrown in. The dated libretto (by Herbert and Dorothy Fields) involves a crumbling Southern plantation which is converted into a home for servicemen's wives. Running the operation are three cousins: Michael O'Shea, Vivian Blaine, and, from the South American branch of the family, Carmen Miranda. When money runs out, the threesome contrive to put on a fundraising show -- which of course looks far too expensive to break even, but since Carmen Miranda's in the picture, who knows. Perry Como makes his movie debut in Something for the Boys singing a handful of pleasant songs, while Judy Holliday shows up in a funny bit as a defense-plant welder with peculiar dental problems.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Frank Gabrielson, Helen Logan, Robert Ellis
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 17, 2008
20th Century Fox Film Corporation


Carmen Miranda
as Chiquita Hart
Vivian Blaine
as Blossom Hart
Phil Silvers
as Harry Hart
Michael O'Shea
as Staff Sgt. Rocky Ful...
Sheila Ryan
as Melanie Walker
Perry Como
as Sgt. Laddie Green
Glenn Langan
as Lt. Ashley Crothers
Roger Clark
as Lieutenant
Cara Williams
as Secretary
Thurston Hall
as Col. Jefferson L. Ca...
Clarence Kolb
as Col. Grubbs
Paul Hurst
as Supervisor
Andrew Tombes
as Southern Colonel
Judy Holliday
as 1st Girl/Defense Pla...
Murray Alper
as Sergeant
Eddie Acuff
as Operator
Rory Calhoun
as Soldier
Jane Nigh
as Army wife
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Colorful but empty musical, everyone but Carmen Miranda is lackluster.

jay nixon

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Light, colorful and very enjoyable. Carmen Miranda is terrific. Some fine songs, good art direction. Nothing deep or significant, just old fashioned entertainment.

James Higgins

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