Reveille With Beverly

  • 1943
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Musical

Made for a meager $40,000, this wartime entertainment made millions for Columbia, and looking at its slim plot, its unexceptional mounting, and poorly performed musical numbers, it's hard to understand why. One explanation could be the appearance of Sinatra, who belts out just one tune, a rendition of Cole Porter's "Night and Day." This was just his third...read more

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Made for a meager $40,000, this wartime entertainment made millions for Columbia, and looking at its slim plot, its unexceptional mounting, and poorly performed musical numbers, it's hard to understand why. One explanation could be the appearance of Sinatra, who belts out just one tune, a

rendition of Cole Porter's "Night and Day." This was just his third appearance in a film, but he was rapidly becoming a major attraction for teenage girls. The thin plot has Miller working her way into a job as a disc jockey on a show that caters to the soldiers at a nearby camp. While she spins

the records, a visualized depiction of the performers is given. Miller's talents were wasted in this effort, as she dances only one quickie. But wartime America ate it all up. Other musical numbers include: "Big Noise from Winnetka" (Gil Rodin, Bob Crosby, Ray Bauduc, Bob Haggart), "One O'Clock

Jump" (Count Basie, Harry James), "Take the A Train" (Billy Strayhorn), "Cow-Cow Boogie" (Don Raye, Gene De Paul, Benny Carter), "Thumbs Up and V for Victory," "Cielito Lindo," "Sweet Lucy Brown."

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