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  • 1952
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 5.2  (162)

About Face is a 1952 military comedy film starring Gordon MacRae, Eddie Bracken, and Dick Wesson. Set in 1944 during World War II, the movie tells the story of three soldiers who are assigned to put on a musical show for the troops in Italy. MacRae plays Phil, a soldier who is a talented singer and songwriter. Bracken plays Howie, a soldier who is a bit of a bumbler and a comedian. Wesson plays Willie, a soldier who is a likable guy but not particularly talented. When the three soldiers learn that they have been selected to put on a show for the troops, they are initially excited but find that their task is much more difficult than they anticipated.

The soldiers are assigned to a theater director named Captain Blackford, played by Robert Easton. Blackford is a somewhat irritable and demanding director who is frustrated by the soldiers' lack of talent and experience. However, he eventually warms up to them and helps them to put on a successful show.

Throughout the movie, the soldiers struggle with a number of challenges, including coming up with ideas for songs and sketches, dealing with rivalries between different groups of soldiers, and coping with injuries and setbacks. Despite these challenges, they manage to pull together and create a memorable show that boosts the morale of the troops.

One of the highlights of About Face is the music. MacRae sings several songs throughout the movie, including "Ain't Got a Dime To My Name" and "What Is This Thing Called Love." These numbers are lively and fun and showcase MacRae's excellent singing voice.

Another highlight of the movie is the comedy. Bracken's character, Howie, provides a lot of the laughs with his physical comedy and goofy antics. Wesson's character, Willie, is also a source of humor with his friendly and easy-going personality.

Overall, About Face is a fun and entertaining movie that has a lot to offer. It's a great choice for anyone who loves musicals, comedies, or World War II movies. With its talented cast, catchy songs, and amusing story, it's easy to see why this movie has stood the test of time and remains a classic today.

About Face is a 1952 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2.

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    5.2  (162)