Four Jills in a Jeep

Four Jills in a Jeep

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Director: William Seiter

Cast: Kay Francis, Carole Landis, Martha Raye

     
 

Four Jills in a Jeep is the (mostly) true story of a four-girl USO team, entertaining American troops overseas. Kay Francis, Martha Raye, Carole Landis and Mitzi Mayfair play "themselves," recreating their recent whirlwind tour of Europe and North Africa. This wisp of a plot takes a back seat to the musical numbers performed by the four stars, by Dick Haymes inSee more details below

Overview

Four Jills in a Jeep is the (mostly) true story of a four-girl USO team, entertaining American troops overseas. Kay Francis, Martha Raye, Carole Landis and Mitzi Mayfair play "themselves," recreating their recent whirlwind tour of Europe and North Africa. This wisp of a plot takes a back seat to the musical numbers performed by the four stars, by Dick Haymes in his screen debut as a singing GI, and by guest stars Alice Faye, Betty Grable and Carmen Miranda. Phil Silvers, George Jessel, and Jimmy Dorsey and his orchestra also pop up to do their usual. Very much a time capsule of the War years, Four Jills in a Jeep was later adapted into a best-selling book, ostensibly written by costar Carole Landis.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Four Jills in a Jeep probably shouldn't be as entertaining as it is. After all, there's nothing to the story really, which is hardly anything more than a framework that allows the members of the cast a chance to do their various things. The songs are pleasing, of course, but most are pulled from hither and yon rather than being a score written especially for this particular film. And although there are some bona fide big stars among the "guests," the leads are either past their screen prime (Kay Francis) or never really top drawer screen stars (Martha Raye, et al). Yet Jills is a heap of fun, in spite of itself. The plot is nonsense, but the routines are quite engaging, whether they're Phil Silvers doing his usual Phil Silvers routine or Alice Faye doing quite right once again by "You'll Never Know" or the always enjoyable Carmen Miranda "I Yi Yi Yi"-ing her way across the screen. And even if they're not in a league with guest star Betty Grable, Francis, Raye, Carole Landis, and Mitzi Mayfair as a group generate a lot of good will. Check your critical ego at the door, and these Four Jills in a Jeep can show you a good time, Charlie.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/07/2008
UPC:
0024543536888
Original Release:
1944
Rating:
NR
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:29:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Isolated score track; Deleted scenes; The Real Four Jills featurette; Restoration comparison; Advertising gallery; Still gallery

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kay Francis Herself
Carole Landis Herself
Martha Raye Herself
Mitzi Mayfair Herself
John Harvey Ted Warren
Phil Silvers Ted Warren
Dick Haymes Lt. Dick Ryan
Alice Faye Herself
Betty Grable Herself
Carmen Miranda Herself
George Jessel Himself
Lester Matthews Capt. Lloyd
Glenn Langan Capt. Stewart
Paul Harvey General
Miles Mander Col. Hartley
Winifred Harris Lady Carlton Smith
Mary Servoss Nurse Captain
B.S. Pully Soldier
Eddie Acuff Sentry
Kirk Alyn Pilot
Martin Black Actor
Ralph Byrd Sergeant
Renee Carson French Maid
Lester Dorr Soldier
Edith Evanson Swedish Maid
Mary Field Maid
James Flavin M.P.
Alec Harford Priest
Crauford Kent British Officer
Mike Kilian Actor
Jim Martin Aide
Frances Morris Surgical Nurse
Alex Pollard Butler
Bernie Sell Actor
George Tyne Actor
Ted Warren John Harvey
Frank Wilcox Officer
Dave Willock Actor
Jimmy Dorsey and His Band Themselves
Gordon Wynne Soldier
Mel Schubert Actor
David Essex Navigator

Technical Credits
William Seiter Director
James Basevi Art Director
Ray F. Curtiss Editor
Robert Ellis Screenwriter
Charles Henderson Musical Direction/Supervision
Albert Hogsett Art Director
Carole Landis Original Story
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Helen Logan Screenwriter
Don Loper Choreography
J. Peverell Marley Cinematographer
Emil Newman Musical Direction/Supervision
Fred Niblo Original Story
Al Orenbach Set Decoration/Design
Froma Sand Original Story
Fred Sersen Special Effects
Irving Starr Producer
Snag Werris Screenwriter
Yvonne Wood Costumes/Costume Designer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Four Jills in a Jeep
1. Main Titles [1:59]
2. Cuddle up a Little Closer [5:12]
3. Over There [2:18]
4. In the Service [3:01]
5. Uniform of the Day [1:00]
6. Upstaged by the War [3:11]
7. New Friends, Old Lovers [2:17]
8. Romance and Regulations [2:45]
9. The Champ [1:53]
10. If You Can't Sing It, You'll Have to Swing It [3:14]
11. How Blue the Night [:40]
12. A Movie Mother [4:00]
13. Waiting up for Her [5:51]
14. Ohio [2:44]
15. You'll Never Know [1:47]
16. I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much) [1:19]
17. You Send Me [4:02]
18. No Love, No Nothin' [4:32]
19. Wars and Weddings [2:21]
20. Hard-Working Women [:11]
21. How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You? [3:25]
22. Crazy Me [3:40]
23. Where the Girls Go [6:07]
24. Moving Out (The Caisson Song) [7:45]

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