Thousands Cheer (1943)





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In this film, insouciant PFC Eddy Marsh wants to put on a Big Show for his fellow serviceman. Along the way, Eddy falls in love with Kathryn Jones, the daughter of Colonel William Jones. The principal selling angle of this film is the impressive collection of musical talent.
NR (nothing objectionable)
Classics , Comedy , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
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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
Lionel Barrymore
as Announcer
Mickey Rooney
as Guest Star
Red Skelton
as Himself
Eleanor Powell
as Herself
Ann Sothern
as Guest
Lena Horne
as Herself
Marsha A. Hunt
as Herself
Donna Reed
as Guest
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
Ed Mortimer
as Guest
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 Major
William Tannen
as Prison Sergeant
Florence Turner
as Mother at Station
Linda Landi
as Polish Girl at Station
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 (1)

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

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Audience Reviews for Thousands Cheer

MGM's contribution to the war effort is actually a nice little homespun musical with an all-star revue tacked onto the end; highlights include Judy Garland (with Jose Iturbi) swinging "The Joint Is Really Jumpin'," Lena Horne belting out "Honeysuckle Rose," and Kathryn Grayson leads a piercing finale to "United Nations on the March" (by Shostakovitch, no less.)

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

Acrobat Eddie Marsh gets drafted into the Army but what he really wants is to join the Air Force. To get a transfer he devices a plan to get involved with his commanding officer's daughter. I loved the story. It's a beautiful love story and the chemistry between Kathryn Grayson and Gene Kelley was popping. Also, Kelley's most famous dance number is in this film, you know, the one with the mop. The one draw back to this film is the showcase at the end of the film. What's with an hour of nothing but a variety show with famed performers of the time. It doesn't have anything to do with the story and it gets old. I wanted them to get back to Kelley and Grayson. Having been nominated for three academy awards this film is worth a watch.

Laura Rachel
Laura Rachel

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

Aj V
Aj V

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