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A WAVE, a WAC and a Marine

A WAVE, a WAC and a Marine(1944)

Also Known As: A WAVE, a WAC and a SPAR |

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Brief Synopsis

Henny (Henny Youngman), talent scout for the Margaret Ames (Sally Eilers) Film Agency in Hollywood, mistakes Judy (Anne Gillis) and Marian (Elyse Knox), the understudies, for Eileen (Marjorie Woodworth) and Betty (Ramsay Ames), the real stars of a Broadway show and signs them up for movies. Margaret, furious with Henny for the blunder, fires him---but only temporarily. Another agent, Marty Allen (Richard Lane), once married to and still in love with Margaret, signs Betty and Eileen. Henny arrives with Judy and Marian, and the nightclub manager asks Henny to emcee the show. Though he is not sure himself what they can do, Henny introduces the girls and they make a hit in a dramatic sketch. (Simmer down, it's just a Monogram movie, and their nightclub attendees can react anyway director Phil Karlstein/Karlson wants them to.) Big-time movie producer R. J. (Alan Dinehart) signs them to a film contract. So, what does this have to do with the title, "A WAVE, a WAC and a Marine"? Because Judy joins the WAVES, Marian the WACS and Marty the Marines and all have two weeks before induction, and that is more than long enough to shoot a Monogram musical-within-a-Monogram musical and have a few days to spare.

Cast & Crew

Phil Karlstein Director
Elyse Knox Marian Jessum
Anne Gillis Judy Blake
Sally Eilers Margaret "Maggie" Ames
Richard Lane Marty Allen
Marjorie Woodworth Eileen Manners
Billy Mack Himself
Cy Kendall Mike Carter
Aileen Pringle Newswoman
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1944 Production Date:  EB*; UCLA--new
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Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Monogram Pictures Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Biltmore Productions
Duration(mins):  70 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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