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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 Sothern, Lucille Ball, June Allyson, Gloria DeHaven?..the list goes on and on and on. Since Thousands Cheer was designed as a patriotic wartime morale-booster, it is indeed ironic that the film was written by Paul Jarrico and Richard Collins, both of whom would be blacklisted during the Red-baiting 1950s.more
Rating: Unrated (nothing objectionable)
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Paul Jarrico, Richard Collins
In Theaters:
MGM Home Entertainment


Kathryn Grayson
as Kathryn Jones
Gene Kelly
as Eddie Marsh
Mary Astor
as Hyllary Jones
John Boles
as Col. Jones
Jose Iturbi
as Himself
Richard Simmons
as Capt. Avery
Ben Blue
as Chuck
Frank Jenks
as Sgt. Koslack
Ben Lessy
as Silent Monk
Odette Myrtil
as Mama Corbino
Willy Kaufman
as Papa Corbino
Mickey Rooney
as Guest Star
Red Skelton
as Himself
Lena Horne
as Herself
Marsha Hunt
as Herself
Sara Haden
as Herself
Frank Morgan
as Himself
Dick Simmons
as Capt. Avery
Don Loper
as Himself
Sig Arno
as Uncle Algy
Connie Gilchrist
as Taxicab Driver
Bea Nigro
as Woman
Will Kaufman
as Papa Corbino
Ray Teal
as Ringmaster
Carl Saxe
as Sergeant Major
Bryant Washburn Jr.
as Lt. Col. Brand
Harry Strang
as Capt. Haines
James Millican
as Sgt. Carrington Majo...
William Tannen
as Prison Sergeant
Florence Turner
as Mother at Station
Linda Landi
as Polish Girl at Stati...
Eileen Coghlan
as Girl at Station
Eve Whitney
as Girl at Station
Aileen Haley
as Girl at Station
Betty Jaynes
as Girl at Station
Natalie Draper
as Girl at Station
Myron Healey
as Soldier at Station
Bryant Washburn
as Lt. Col. Brand
Cliff Danielson
as Soldier at Station
James Warren
as Soldier at Station
Don Taylor
as Soldier at Station
Paul Speer
as Specialty Dancer
Marta Linden
as Skit Nurse
John Conte
as Skit Doctor
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Critic Reviews for Thousands Cheer

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | November 4, 2008
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.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


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

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


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.

James Higgins

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