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Follow the Boys (1944)

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122 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles which featured virtually every star on the lot--often playing themselves--in musical numbers and comedy skits, and were meant as morale-boosters to both the troops overseas ...See moreDuring World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles which featured virtually every star on the lot--often playing themselves--in musical numbers and comedy skits, and were meant as morale-boosters to both the troops overseas and the civilians at home. This was Universal Pictures' effort. It features everyone from Donald O'Connor to the Andrews Sisters to Orson Welles to W.C. Fields to George Raft to Marlene Dietrich, and dozens of other Universal players. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com See less
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Director
A. Edward Sutherland (as Eddie Sutherland)
Writers
Lou Breslow (original screen play) | Gertrude Purcell (original screen play) | Joe Schoenfeld (epilogue "Soldiers in Greasepaint")
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Updated Apr 25, 1944

Release date
May 5, 1944 (United States)

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George Raft
Tony West Tony West   See fewer
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Vera Zorina
Gloria Vance Gloria Vance   See fewer
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Grace McDonald
Kitty West Kitty West   See fewer
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Charley Grapewin
Nick West Nick West   See fewer
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Charles Butterworth
Louie Fairweather Louie Fairweather   See fewer
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Regis Toomey
Dr. Henderson Dr. Henderson   See fewer
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George Macready
Walter Bruce Walter Bruce   See fewer
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Jeanette MacDonald
Jeanette MacDonald Jeanette MacDonald   See fewer
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Orson Welles' Mercury Wonder Show
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Marlene Dietrich
Marlene Dietrich Marlene Dietrich   See fewer
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Dinah Shore
Dinah Shore Dinah Shore   See fewer
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Donald O'Connor
Donald O'Connor Donald O'Connor   See fewer
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Peggy Ryan
Peggy Ryan Peggy Ryan   See fewer
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W.C. Fields
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Artur Rubinstein
Artur Rubinstein Artur Rubinstein   See fewer
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Delta Rhythm Boys
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Theodore von Eltz
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