Army Wives


1h 8m 1944

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 12, 1944
Premiere Information
New York opening: week of 20 Nov 1944; Los Angeles opening: 2 Jan 1945
Production Company
Monogram Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 8m
Film Length
6,151ft

Synopsis

When Jerry Van Dyke, a young debutante, decides to marry Barney, an Army corporal, whom she met at a USO dance, her family objects and consequently, the couple are unable to obtain a marriage license because Jerry doesn't come of age for four days. When Barney leaves for camp in Kentucky, Jerry follows him there with Louise, the young Army bride of Mike, one of the soldiers in Barney's unit. At the bus station, Jerry is befriended by Mrs. Shannahan and her brood of six children, who are on their way to see her husband, Sgt. Shannahan. In Kentucky, Barney meets Jerry at the bus station, but they are still unable to get married because Barney's outfit is leaving in five minutes on maneuvers. When Barney's unit finally returns from maneuvers, Jerry and Barney's marriage is once again thwarted because Barney must leave for Chicago immediately and from there, he is to board a train bound for the West coast. Jerry promises to meet him there, and with the help of Mrs. Lowry, the general's wife, she obtains a plane ticket to Chicago. In Chicago, Jerry meets Barney between trains. Mrs. Lowry has arranged for a minister to be in the cab, and the young couple are married en route to another train station, from which Barney is to catch his troop train to the coast. When he misses the train, the general kindly gives the newlyweds tickets on a faster train, so that he can meet his company when the troop train arrives there. The couple board their train, and look forward to their one night together before Barney is shipped overseas.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 12, 1944
Premiere Information
New York opening: week of 20 Nov 1944; Los Angeles opening: 2 Jan 1945
Production Company
Monogram Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 8m
Film Length
6,151ft

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Trivia

Notes

According to a Hollywood Reporter news item, this film was based on the experiences of Sgt. Joe Levy, who traveled from army camp to army camp during his military training. Although Hollywood Reporter news items add Grace Lenard and Frank Stephens to the cast, their appearance in the released film has not been confirmed. The Variety review misspelled actor Ralph Sanford's name as Ralph Langford.