Best Foot Forward Reviews

  • Jul 14, 2015

    MGM's Technicolor adaptation of the Broadway musical is fast-moving fun; highlights include June Allyson, Nancy Walker and Gloria DeHaven (in their film debuts) singing "The Three B's"; Walker dancing with bandleader Harry James to "Alive & Kicking"; and the finale, "Buckle Up Winsocki."

    MGM's Technicolor adaptation of the Broadway musical is fast-moving fun; highlights include June Allyson, Nancy Walker and Gloria DeHaven (in their film debuts) singing "The Three B's"; Walker dancing with bandleader Harry James to "Alive & Kicking"; and the finale, "Buckle Up Winsocki."

  • May 21, 2014

    another frothy WWII musical

    another frothy WWII musical

  • Aug 09, 2012

    Odd little 40s musical has some nice moments, and it's fun to see a pre-"Love" Lucy, but it rarely rises above a cute diversion.

    Odd little 40s musical has some nice moments, and it's fun to see a pre-"Love" Lucy, but it rarely rises above a cute diversion.

  • Jul 08, 2011

    Lucy plays herself in this one, as a waning Star Lucille Ball, who as a publicity stunt, agrees to be a Prom Date at a Prep School for West Point Hopefuls.The plan doesn't quite work as planned when his Girlfiend shows up too, & Lucy is kept hidden & out of the spotlight, until the Jealous Girlfriend & others attack her & rip her Dress Off. This results in unwanted publicity for the School, & they expel the Boy(Tommy Dix).June Allyson debuts here in a minor role as Ethel.There is lots of Singing, Dancing, & Lucy Like Shenanigans, & Lucy as herself, Lucille Ball, but for some reason, this one just didn't work for me much.It had all the right ingredients, but this recipe still fell flat for me.

    Lucy plays herself in this one, as a waning Star Lucille Ball, who as a publicity stunt, agrees to be a Prom Date at a Prep School for West Point Hopefuls.The plan doesn't quite work as planned when his Girlfiend shows up too, & Lucy is kept hidden & out of the spotlight, until the Jealous Girlfriend & others attack her & rip her Dress Off. This results in unwanted publicity for the School, & they expel the Boy(Tommy Dix).June Allyson debuts here in a minor role as Ethel.There is lots of Singing, Dancing, & Lucy Like Shenanigans, & Lucy as herself, Lucille Ball, but for some reason, this one just didn't work for me much.It had all the right ingredients, but this recipe still fell flat for me.

  • Nov 08, 2010

    Worth seeing. Classic war era feel good musical. It was interesting seeing Lucy sing for real. Had a homely, motherly feel to it. Typical for the times racist "Indian" references

    Worth seeing. Classic war era feel good musical. It was interesting seeing Lucy sing for real. Had a homely, motherly feel to it. Typical for the times racist "Indian" references

  • Mar 31, 2010

    Enjoyable musical comedy. One of Lucille Balls better performances from the 1940's, and she plays herself!! She demonstrates her flair for comedy, which of course eventually became legendary. Some good musical numbers, a few unmemorable ones as well, but overall it is fun and light wartime entertainment. June Allyson is her usual overly perky self. Virginia Weidler and Nancy Walker offer great support.

    Enjoyable musical comedy. One of Lucille Balls better performances from the 1940's, and she plays herself!! She demonstrates her flair for comedy, which of course eventually became legendary. Some good musical numbers, a few unmemorable ones as well, but overall it is fun and light wartime entertainment. June Allyson is her usual overly perky self. Virginia Weidler and Nancy Walker offer great support.

  • Mar 31, 2010

    68/100. Enjoyable musical comedy. One of Lucille Balls better performances from the 1940's, and she plays herself!! She demonstrates her flair for comedy, which of course eventually became legendary. Some good musical numbers, a few unmemorable ones as well, but overall it is fun and light wartime entertainment. June Allyson is her usual overly perky self. Virginia Weidler and Nancy Walker offer great support.

    68/100. Enjoyable musical comedy. One of Lucille Balls better performances from the 1940's, and she plays herself!! She demonstrates her flair for comedy, which of course eventually became legendary. Some good musical numbers, a few unmemorable ones as well, but overall it is fun and light wartime entertainment. June Allyson is her usual overly perky self. Virginia Weidler and Nancy Walker offer great support.

  • Sarah P Super Reviewer
    Aug 19, 2009

    It was an enjoyable movie...it was pretty funny - especially Bud's musical number at the end!

    It was an enjoyable movie...it was pretty funny - especially Bud's musical number at the end!

  • Nov 06, 2008

    Silly fun. Loved seeing Ball, Walker, Dehaven, and Allyson in it. James' music is good as always.

    Silly fun. Loved seeing Ball, Walker, Dehaven, and Allyson in it. James' music is good as always.

  • jay n Super Reviewer
    Oct 11, 2008

    Lucy is chic and funny, Nancy Walker is brassy and June Allyson, in her film debut, radiates charisma and youthful exuberance. Some of the musical numbers are corny but most are very enjoyable and well done.

    Lucy is chic and funny, Nancy Walker is brassy and June Allyson, in her film debut, radiates charisma and youthful exuberance. Some of the musical numbers are corny but most are very enjoyable and well done.