Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Johnny Doughboy (1942)

Academy Awards, USA 1943

Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture
Walter Scharf

Republic Pictures
Directed by John H. Auer
My rating: 1.5 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia

Teen star Jane Withers becomes disillusioned with Hollywood and hits the road for a vacation. A lookalike fangirl arrives the same day and with the help of her agent substitutes for the missing actress. She is courted by a group of has-been child actors, including members of Our Gang, to star in their stage production to entertain the troops. Meanwhile, the real actress gets stranded at the country estate of a playwright and develops a crush on him. Ridiculous melodrama mainly of interest to see Spanky and Alfalfa together for the last time on film, albeit singing a terrible song.

No comments:

Post a Comment