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Good Luck, Mr. Yates (1943)

Military Academy instructor Oliver Yates is 4-F and losing the respect of his students. He quits to join up but ends up working in a shipyard. His rival Charlie for girlfriend Ruth uses the... See full summary »

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Ray Enright
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Trevor ... Ruth Jones
Jess Barker ... Oliver B. Yates
Edgar Buchanan ... Jonesey Jones
Tom Neal ... Charlie Edmonds
Albert Bassermann ... Dr. Carl Hesser
Henry Armetta ... Mike Zaloris
Scotty Beckett ... Jimmy Dixon
Tommy Cook ... Johnny Zaloris
Frank Sully ... Joe Briggs
Douglas Leavitt ... Monty King
Rosina Galli Rosina Galli ... Katy Zaloris
William Roy William Roy ... Plunkett (as Billy Roy)
Conrad Binyon Conrad Binyon ... Rob Coles
Bobby Larson ... Ross
Rudy Wissler Rudy Wissler ... Wilson
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Military Academy instructor Oliver Yates is 4-F and losing the respect of his students. He quits to join up but ends up working in a shipyard. His rival Charlie for girlfriend Ruth uses the info against him, spreading lies about his wartime activities. Written by rharlan58

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Glorifying The American Girl... On The Home Front! See more »

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The Three Stooges sketch "Niagara Falls" was cut from this film, but later turned up in Gents Without Cents (1944). See more »

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Bizarre censorship
17 January 2008 | by jwb2629See all my reviews

A pretty average wartime movie, but one that gets a mention in Tim Pat Coogan's biography of "De Valera: Long Fellow, Long Shadow".

In 1943, as Prime Minister of Eire, De Valera, made a famous/an infamous St Patrick's Day broadcast to celebrate "The Ireland Which We Dreamed Of": "cosy farmsteads, ... fields and villages ... joyous with sounds of industry, with the romping of sturdy children, the contests of athletic youths and the laughter of comely maidens, whose firesides would be forums for the wisdom of serene old age."

This fantasy (remembering what was going on at Stalingrad, North Africa, the Battle of the Atlantic and Guadancanal) provoked the US Minister in Dublin, David Gray, to write to President Roosevelt: "Meanwhile the Censor is loose again. The American flag was recently cut out of a film called 'Good luck Mr. Yates' ... Meanwhile I am surrounded by mountains of turf, some two hundred and fifty thousand tons, all brought from the interior with American gasoline. If I go nuts can you blame me?"


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 1943 (USA) See more »

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Right Guy See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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