Thousands Cheer (1943)

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Insouciant PFC Eddy Marsh (Gene Kelly) wants to put on a Big Show for his fellow serviceman. Along the way, Eddy falls in love with Kathryn Jones (Kathryn Grayson), the daughter of Colonel William Jones (John Boles). The principal selling angle of Thousands Cheer is the presence in the cast of virtually every musical talent on the MGM payroll: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Red Skelton, Eleanor Powell, Jose Iturbi, the Kay Kyser Orchestra, Bob Crosby and his Bobcats, the Benny Carter band, Ann … More

Rating: Unrated (nothing objectionable)
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Paul Jarrico, Richard Collins
In Theaters:
Runtime:
MGM Home Entertainment

Cast


as Kathryn Jones

as Eddie Marsh

as Hyllary Jones

as Col. Jones

as Himself

as Capt. Avery

as Chuck

as Sgt. Koslack

as Silent Monk

as Mama Corbino

as Papa Corbino

as Announcer

as Guest Star

as Himself

as Herself

as Guest

as Herself

as Herself

as Guest

as Herself

as Himself

as Capt. Avery

as Himself

as Uncle Algy

as Taxicab Driver

as Woman

as Papa Corbino

as Ringmaster

as Sergeant Major

as Lt. Col. Brand

as Capt. Haines

as Sgt. Carrington Majo...

as Prison Sergeant

as Mother at Station

as Polish Girl at Stati...

as Girl at Station

as Girl at Station

as Girl at Station

as Girl at Station

as Girl at Station

as Soldier at Station

as Lt. Col. Brand

as Soldier at Station

as Soldier at Station

as Soldier at Station

as Specialty Dancer

as Skit Nurse

as Skit Doctor
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Critic Reviews for Thousands Cheer

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | November 4, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 8, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

The best reason for the movie was to raise money for the war effort, which it handsomely did.

Full Review… | November 12, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Thousands Cheer

A silly romance story built around a star showcase. Typical for the forties. It's okay.

ajv2688
Aj V

Super Reviewer

½

Clumped together hodgepodge whose purpose was to spotlight MGM stars, Judy Garland comes off best.

jjnxn
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

½

Mildly entertaining wartime musical, Mary Astor is terrific, Gene Kelly is impressive in one of his earliest roles. Some good musical numbers, but few rise above ordinary.

jam233
James Higgins

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