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½ November 7, 2014
This was a big hit in 1934, mostly because of the popularity at the time of Powell & Keeler; it's plodding and predictable by today's standards. Introduces the song hits "Mr. and Mrs. Is the Name" and the title tune.
March 15, 2014
I didn't realize by calling this a musical they meant "lots and lots and lots of marching and marching songs," the other musical elements are barely covered, and makes it really boring. Dick Powell is just annoying and kind of a...dick. Ruby Keeler deserves much better material, unfortunately after her banner year of 1933 (Gold Diggers, 42nd Street, Footlight Parade - amazing year) she never seemed to get it again.
Super Reviewer
½ August 27, 2013
I think there is a reason that this isn't shown very often. There is also a reason why it easily gets a G rating. There is nothing to offend anyone nor is there anything to keep someone interested. A dull little tale.
½ March 1, 2012
powell and keller reunite in yet another musical (like 42nd street goldiggers,etc) with mixed results
July 26, 2011
Looks below average, which isn't good enough for me.
February 17, 2011
A cliché ridden script, but with enough good fun, song and dance to make it worthwhile. Dick Powell is Dick Dorcy, a private in Uncle Sam's army. His superior is Sgt. Scrapper Thornhill (Pat O'Brien) who is a father figure to Dick. Then along comes the girl, the daughter of a General no less, and Dick is asked to take her out and the two fall in love. But this is a scandal and then there is the other man she should marry... But Dick, so smitten, tries his hand at West Point to become an officer himself. The usual hijinks follow. Nicely done, but lesser of the early 30s musicals that still scored a Best Picture nomination.
May 23, 2010
Cute film starring Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell. The West Point stuff was interesting, and though it drags a bit the romantic story is nice.
April 6, 2010
Pleasing musical romance, although one of the lesser of the rash of musicals in the early 1930?s and the least impressed of the ones made with Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell. Some good musical numbers, nicely photographed. It was nominated for two Academy Awards, sound and best picture.
April 6, 2010
67/100. Pleasing musical romance, although one of the lesser of the rash of musicals in the early 1930's and the least impressed of the ones made with Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell. Some good musical numbers, nicely photographed. It was nominated for two Academy Awards, sound and best picture.
Super Reviewer
July 3, 2008
want to see this because it was nominated for best picture at the oscars
½ May 13, 2008
Powell and Keeler were a great screen team. Borzage directed them together in two films, and while Flirtation Walk isn't as good as Shipmates Forever, it's still a very strong movies.
½ March 30, 2008
A really charming film that drags at times, but ultimately wins your heart. The film seems to take a strange turn halfway through from a lighthearted romantic drama to a full-out musical comedy. Ruby Keeler is beautiful and it is clear why all the men fall in love with her at first sight. Dick Powell is hilarious and shows his range from prankster to vulnerable romantic to stern army official. For a musical comedy, I wish there were a few more musical numbers. But the plot is engaging and the performers are delightful. One of Keeler and Powell's lesser known films, but still worth a look.
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