Kilroy Was Here

Overview

The popular wartime catchphrase "Kilroy Was Here" was affixed to this minor campus comedy. Jackie Cooper plays peripatetic ex-sailor John J. Kilroy, who is assumed to be the Kilroy. Once John finds himself in college on the GI bill, he finds that his fame is also a curse: none of the "right" people want anything to do with him because of his WW2 notoriety. Even worse, John insists upon retaining his friendship with navy buddy Pappy Collins Jackie Coogan, a "lowly" cabdriver. By film's end, of course, Kilroy and ...
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Overview

The popular wartime catchphrase "Kilroy Was Here" was affixed to this minor campus comedy. Jackie Cooper plays peripatetic ex-sailor John J. Kilroy, who is assumed to be the Kilroy. Once John finds himself in college on the GI bill, he finds that his fame is also a curse: none of the "right" people want anything to do with him because of his WW2 notoriety. Even worse, John insists upon retaining his friendship with navy buddy Pappy Collins Jackie Coogan, a "lowly" cabdriver. By film's end, of course, Kilroy and Collins have washed their hands of the campus snobs, but not before several slapsticky complications. At the time of its release, Kilroy Was Here was exploited on the basis of its teaming of former child stars Cooper and Coogan, who work together quite well consider the material they're given. Not unlike 1946's Snafu, Kilroy Was Here ran into some censorship trouble because of the sexual connotations of its inspiration a line drawing of a face, with a phallic nose resting between two ball-shaped cheeks!
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/6/2013
  • UPC: 883316813027
  • Original Release: 1947
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  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Time: 1:09:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 95,065

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jackie Cooper John J. Kilroy
Wanda McKay Connie Harcourt
Frank Jenks Butch Miller
Rand Brooks Rodney Meadows
Barton Yarborough Prof. Shepherd
Frank Scannell 1st Cab Driver
Patti Brill Marge Connors
Robert Coogan 1st Soldier
Joe Forte Registrar
Allen Mathews 2nd Cab Driver
Sid Melton 3rd Cab Driver
Pat Goldin Waiter
Jackie Coogan Pappy Collins
Norman Phillips Elmer Hatch
Technical Credits
Phil Karlson Director
Jodie Caplan Editor
Jodie Copelan Editor
Dick I.Hyland Producer, Screenwriter
Edward Kay Musical Direction/Supervision
Sidney Luft Producer
Louis Quinn Screenwriter
William Sickner Cinematographer
Lee Wainer Original Story
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