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Deanna's best performance as a dramatic actress
- Edward Friedman
The best propaganda film of the war. Nine minutes spent talking about blood donations at a time when most people were very fearful about having a needle stuck in their arms to drain blood. The marvelous scene in Judson's office where, after hearing of the death of one of Penny's co-worker's husband, Judson explains, not only to the terrified Penny, but to all the women in America, that they are just as important to the war effort as their guys overseas. Deanna's renditions of 'Begin the Beguine' and 'Say a Prayer for the Boys Over There' are the best that I've heard. Leonard Maltin was too young to remember this period, but as your ratings show, those people who do remember it thought much more highly of the movie than he did.
Deana Durban's fan review
- Michael Olson
I found this to be a very fun movie. It was light harted and fit the times. The country was at war and everyone was one way or another involved in the war effort. People were making the best of the time they had because they didn't know what the future held. Deanna was great and her music was great.
It's Rosie The Riveter on the Silver Screen!
I remember watching this classic film when I was a child. It aired on t.v.'s "Million Dollar Movie" and I stayed home from school to watch it over and over again all through the day. It's the best! A great love story told against the backdrop of America during WWII, this movie illustrates the American woman going off to fill the men's places in the factories after they were shipped off to fight in the war. A real piece of the history of our great nation! Please put it on DVD and let me be your first buyer!