Pillow to Post

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Yes, even Ida Lupino occasionally starred in screwball comedies during the 1930s and 1940s. Pillow to Post casts Lupino as free-spirited travelling saleswoman Jane Howard, who has trouble finding suitable lodgings during the wartime housing shortage. In order to secure a room at a motor camp catering exclusively to married servicemen, Jane pretends to be the wife of hapless young lieutenant Don Mallory (William Prince). Misunderstanding piles upon misunderstanding, and before long poor Mallory is facing a general court-martial. While Lupino pushes the envelope a bit in the leading role, the film's comedy content is also in the capable hands of Sidney Greenstreet, Stu Erwin and Willie Best. Pillow to Post is adapted from a stage play by Rose Simon Kohn.

Cast

Ida Lupino
as Jean Howard
William Prince
as Lt. Don Mallory
Sydney Greenstreet
as Col. Michael Otley
Stuart Erwin
as Capt. Jack Ross
Johnny Mitchell
as Slim Clark
Ruth Donnelly
as Mrs. Wingate
Barbara Brown
as Mrs. Kate Otley
Frank Orth
as Taxi Driver
Regina Wallace
as Mrs. Mallory
Willie Best
as Lucille
Paul Harvey
as J.R. Howard
Carol Hughes
as Loolie Fisher
Anne O'Neal
as Mrs. Bromley
Marie Blake
as Wilbur's Mother
Victoria Horne
as Charlotte Mills
Lelah Tyler
as Jerry Martin
Sue Moore
as Doris Wilson
Don McGuire
as Archie, Sailor on Bus
Leah Baird
as Sailor's Mother
Joyce Compton
as Gertrude Wilson
Bob Crosby
as Clarence Wilson
Charles Jordan
as Cpl. Corliss
Anne Loos
as Pudge Corliss
Bunny Sunshine
as Celeste Corliss
Ferdinand Munier
as Traveling salesman
Diane Dorsey
as Young Girl
John Miles
as Marine
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  • Puts several normally serious-minded Warner properties-notably Ida Lupino, Sydney Greenstreet and Director Vincent Sherman-over the hurdles and through the hoops of a fast, old-fashioned farce.

    Feb 28, 2018 | Full Review…

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