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      Up in Arms

      Released Feb 17, 1944 1h 46m Musical Comedy List
      80% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 73% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Hypochondriac elevator operator Danny Weems (Danny Kaye) and his best friend, Joe (Dana Andrews), are drafted. After basic training, the men discover that their friends, Virginia (Dinah Shore) and Mary (Constance Dowling), are nursing officers. Though Danny knows Virginia likes him, he likes Mary -- who in turn cares for Joe. When the men are ordered into duty, Mary is inadvertently trapped on board their ship. Trying to protect her friend, Virginia joins them as they set sail for war. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Walter Goodman New York Times Dinah loves Danny, who thinks he loves Constance Dowling, who loves Dana Andrews, Danny's best pal. But don't worry. Everything works out just fine. Jan 8, 2018 Full Review Noel Murray The Dissolve Kaye is at his best in Up In Arms, where he stops the show multiple times. Rated: 2.5/5 Dec 16, 2013 Full Review Don Q. Cine-Mundial Danny Kaye's adventures in the army are unrivaled. [Full review in Spanish] Sep 16, 2019 Full Review Steve Crum Video-Reviewmaster.com Par excellance Danny Kaye in first film; and very WWII in spirit, theme. Rated: 4/5 Mar 8, 2008 Full Review Carol Cling Las Vegas Review-Journal Danny and Dinah are a delight in Kaye's feature debut. Rated: 4/5 Sep 1, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      S R One of my favorites of Kaye. Great supporting cast. A bit schmaltzy on the music / romance, but the comedy and gags make up for it. This was one of our favorite VHS' that we would watch as kids. Kaye puts on a show for the troops. It was on Amazon. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 09/13/23 Full Review christopher c. m Several laugh out loud moments and good music. But keep in mind that it's the 1940s and racial slurs for the enemy was common. Doesn't make it right but it was a different time. But even in a world war 2 movie we couldn't escape the gorilla goon bully character. Lastly, it drags in the middle. But overall, a classic and worth checking out. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I am a Danny Kaye fan. I especially like this one for its song When It's Cherryblossom Time (In Orange New Jersey). Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Danny Kaye's film debut isn't very good (unless you enjoy Kaye's mugging for the camera), but it does include his classic patter songs "Melody in 4F" and "Manic Depressive Pictures Presents"; Dinah Shore comes off best and sings the Oscar-nominated "Now I Know." Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member ok musical version of eddie cantor's 'whoopee' Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Watching the immensely talented Danny Kaye is always pure joy. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Hypochondriac elevator operator Danny Weems (Danny Kaye) and his best friend, Joe (Dana Andrews), are drafted. After basic training, the men discover that their friends, Virginia (Dinah Shore) and Mary (Constance Dowling), are nursing officers. Though Danny knows Virginia likes him, he likes Mary -- who in turn cares for Joe. When the men are ordered into duty, Mary is inadvertently trapped on board their ship. Trying to protect her friend, Virginia joins them as they set sail for war.
      Director
      Elliott Nugent
      Producer
      Samuel Goldwyn
      Screenwriter
      Don Hartman
      Distributor
      RKO Radio Pictures
      Production Co
      The Samuel Goldwyn Company, Avalon Productions S.L.
      Genre
      Musical, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 17, 1944, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 31, 2020
      Runtime
      1h 46m
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