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Reveille with Beverly (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 4 February 1943 (USA)
Beverly Ross moderates an 5:30 am radio show with swing music, dedicated to the local servicemen. Two buddies of her brother have a chance to meet her and both fall in love. One of them is ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Barton

Writers:

Howard J. Green (story and screenplay), Jack Henley (story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann Miller ... Beverly Ross
William Wright ... Barry Lang
Dick Purcell ... Andy Adams
Franklin Pangborn ... Vernon Lewis
Tim Ryan ... Mr. Kennedy
Larry Parks ... Eddie Ross
Barbara Brown Barbara Brown ... Mrs. Beverly Ross
Douglas Leavitt ... Mr. Ross
Adele Mara ... Evelyn Ross
Walter Sande ... Pvt. Puckett aka Canvassback
Wally Vernon ... Stomp McCoy
Andrew Tombes ... Mr. Smith
Bob Crosby Orchestra Bob Crosby Orchestra ... Orchestra (as Bob Crosby and His Orchestra)
Freddie Slack and His Orchestra Freddie Slack and His Orchestra ... Orchestra
Ella Mae Morse Ella Mae Morse ... Ella Mae Morse
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Storyline

Beverly Ross moderates an 5:30 am radio show with swing music, dedicated to the local servicemen. Two buddies of her brother have a chance to meet her and both fall in love. One of them is a wealthy sponser, the other used to be his chauffeur, but before she can decide, which of them she likes more, the soldiers have their marching orders and are away to their destination. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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HOT HITS! TWINKLING TOES! RACY ROMANCE! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alvorada Dá Alegria See more »

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Budget:

$40,000 (estimated)
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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First movie in which Frank Sinatra received credit. It was his third film (1943). Ann Miller who starred in this film made mention of this on an appearance on 'The Dick Cavett Show'. See more »


Soundtracks

One O'Clock Jump
Written by Count Basie
Played by Count Basie and His Orchestra
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A Treat For Ann Miller Fans
16 March 2007 | by timothymcclenaghanSee all my reviews

Looking luscious at the age the ripe old age of 20, Ann Miller stars in this 1940s equivalent of today's music videos on MTV or VH1. The flimsy plot is just an excuse to string together musical performances of recording artists of that era.

The musical performance by Frank Sinatra of Cole Porter's "Night And Day" is a noteworthy highlight. His stage is set with six lady pianists at grand pianos and six lady violinists.

Although flimsy, the plot has some merit. Comic relief is provided by veteran character actors, Tim Ryan and Irene Ryan, along with perpetually persnickety Franklin Pangborn. You'll also recognize other character actors in this film.

The film wraps up with a splendid tap dancing production number by Miller, to a patriotic World War II-era song.

It's 78 minutes of nostalgia and worth watching just to see Miller at her loveliest. The print recently broadcast by Turner Classic Movies was in very good condition.


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