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      Thousands Cheer

      Released Sep 13, 1943 2h 6m Musical List
      Reviews 56% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Trapeze artist Eddie Marsh (Gene Kelly) is a new military recruit with an entertainer's spirit. Eddie decides he'd like to organize a grand performance for his fellow soldiers, but is distracted when he meets the lovely Kathyrn (Kathryn Grayson). Eddie and Kathyrn have chemistry, but the girl's father, Col. Bill Jones (John Boles), disapproves of the romance. Undeterred, Eddie does his best to put on the show of a lifetime and earn the blessing of the curmudgeonly colonel. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The best reason for the movie was to raise money for the war effort, which it handsomely did. Rated: C Nov 12, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D There is absolutely nothing to it. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 05/29/23 Full Review Audience Member The best movie song ever sung: Honeysuckle Rose! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review camille l Thousands Cheers fut développé pour l'effort de guerre et n'a aucun but artistique si ce n'est de conter une histoire d'amour inintéressante au possible entre Kathryn Grayson et Gene Kelly (qui ne se contente que d'une séquence de claquettes) pendant 1h15 avant de rentrer dans le plus intéressant : une suite de sketches, de chants et de danse par les All-Stars de la MGM de l'époque (dont Eleanor Powell, Lena Horne et Red Skelton se sortent particulièrement bien), qui n'a plus aucun ambition scénaristique. Si l'on passe outre le fait qu'on est plus devant un ancêtre de Sacrée Soirée que devant un vrai film, Thousands Cheers se sauverait presque. Mais au bout de 2h10, c'est un poil longuet. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member 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.) Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member the usual show within a show formula is applied here. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member 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. www.what-to-watch.com Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Trapeze artist Eddie Marsh (Gene Kelly) is a new military recruit with an entertainer's spirit. Eddie decides he'd like to organize a grand performance for his fellow soldiers, but is distracted when he meets the lovely Kathyrn (Kathryn Grayson). Eddie and Kathyrn have chemistry, but the girl's father, Col. Bill Jones (John Boles), disapproves of the romance. Undeterred, Eddie does his best to put on the show of a lifetime and earn the blessing of the curmudgeonly colonel.
      Director
      George Sidney
      Screenwriter
      Paul Jarrico, Richard Collins
      Distributor
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Genre
      Musical
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 13, 1943, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jul 21, 2009
      Runtime
      2h 6m