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Up in Arms (1944)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | 27 March 1944 (Brazil)
Hypochondriac Danny Weems gets drafted into the army and makes life miserable for his fellow GIs. He's also lovesick when it comes to pretty Mary Morgan, unaware that she's in love with his... See full summary »

Director:

Elliott Nugent

Writers:

Don Hartman (original screenplay), Allen Boretz (original screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Kaye ... Danny Weems
Dinah Shore ... Virginia
Dana Andrews ... Joe
Constance Dowling ... Mary Morgan
The Goldwyn Girls ... Dancing Ensemble
Knox Manning ... Narration (voice)
Louis Calhern ... Colonel Ashley
George Mathews ... Blackie
Benny Baker ... Butterball
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Info Jones
Lyle Talbot ... Sgt. Gelsey
Walter Catlett ... Major Brock
George Meeker ... Ashley's Aide
Tom Keene ... Ashley's Aide (as Richard Powers)
Margaret Dumont ... Mrs. Willoughby
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Storyline

Hypochondriac Danny Weems gets drafted into the army and makes life miserable for his fellow GIs. He's also lovesick when it comes to pretty Mary Morgan, unaware that she's in love with his best friend Joe. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1944 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Soñando despierto See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

An animation sequence supervised by Walt Disney based upon Roald Dahl's short story "The Gremlins" was deleted before the film's release. Producer Samuel Goldwyn and star Danny Kaye hoped to reunite with Disney for Hans Christian Andersen (1952) in 1951, but the effort to have live-action and animated sequences was eventually abandoned. A brief bit of the "Gremlins" sequence appears in Victory Through Air Power (1943). See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Book Revue (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

All Out For Freedom
(1944)
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Ted Koehler
Sung by soldiers boarding the ship and during the end credits
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worth the watch !
16 December 2005 | by patriciafrugeSee all my reviews

this is an old movie and looks really great now in color, looks like they remastered it? i read a comment about the movie and the fellow really did not like the film, said unless you were a Danny Kaye fan it was bad. NOT SO !! and that fellow had the gals reversed. Danny was in love with Mary and Virginia wanted him. poor friend Joe, he was stuck there somewhere in the middle. this is just one of those funny old movies that take place when the war was the biggest deal ever. this is one of those feel good movies that proves what good friends some people have in their time of need, whatever their need is. the film is worth a watch if you like old films that are funny, plus Danny Kaye and Dinah Shore both sing. take a chance, we really enjoyed it !!


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