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The Gang's All Here (24-Dec-1943)

Director: Busby Berkeley

Writers: Tom Bridges; Walter Bullock; George Root, Jr.; Nancy Wintner

Lyrics and Music by: Leo Robin; Harry Warren

Producer: William Le Baron

Keywords: Musical, Romantic Comedy

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Phil Baker
Radio Personality
26-Aug-1896 30-Nov-1963 Host of Take It or Leave It, 1941-47
Alice Faye
5-May-1915 9-May-1998 Fallen Angel
Benny Goodman
Jazz Musician
30-May-1909 13-Jun-1986 Bespectacled jazz clarinetist
Charlotte Greenwood
25-Jun-1890 28-Dec-1977 Aunt Eller in Oklahoma!
Edward Everett Horton
18-Mar-1886 29-Sep-1970 Prolific 1930s comedic actor
Carmen Miranda
9-Feb-1909 5-Aug-1955 The lady in the tutti-frutti hat
Eugene Pallette
8-Jul-1889 3-Sep-1954 The Adventures of Robin Hood


Alice Faye   ...   Edie Allen
Carmen Miranda   ...   Dorita
Phil Baker   ...   Himself
Benny Goodman   ...   Himself
and His Orchestra   ...   Themselves
Eugene Pallette   ...   Andrew Mason, Sr.
Charlotte Greenwood   ...   Mrs. Potter
Edward Everett Horton   ...   Peyton Potter
Tony De Marco   ...   Himself
James Ellison   ...   Andy Mason
Sheila Ryan   ...   Vivian
Dave Willock   ...   Sgt. Casey


Review by John (posted on 20-Dec-2007)

Often given a bad wrap. The Gangs All Here is a fun romp that optimizes the World War Two era.The fashions and the music and the dialog are so over the top, not to mention Busbey Berkley's direction. All the actors are having such a good time in this film. Alice Faye never looked or sounded this good and Carmen Miranda is at her zaniest. Though it may seem that Berkley had finally run out of ideas for the dance sequences, at a closer look they are quite ingenious and colorful, and a bit ahead of the times.This is a movie to sit back ,relax and enjoy.Personally,watching this film makes me wish I was there at the time. Though it was war time I'm sure those who viewed it in 1942 were able to escape to a world of no worry. Isn't that what movies were once about?

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