Reveille with Beverly
|Reveille with Beverly|
|Directed by||Charles Barton|
|Produced by||Sam White|
|Written by||Howard J. Green|
|Based on||Reveille with Beverly|
1941-44 radio show
by Jean Ruth Hay
|Music by||John Leipold|
|Edited by||James Sweeney|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures Corporation|
|Box office||$2,100,000 (USA)|
Reveille with Beverly is a 1943 American musical film starring Ann Miller, Franklin Pangborn, and Larry Parks directed by Charles Barton, released by Columbia Pictures, based on the Reveille with Beverly radio show hosted by Jean Ruth Hay. It is also the name of the subsequent soundtrack album.
The film featured a number of notable cameo appearances, from such important big band era musicians as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, The Mills Brothers, Bob Crosby, Vernon Alley, Freddie Slack, and Ella Mae Morse.
In his narration for the 1977 documentary film Life Goes to War, Johnny Carson remarked that while he was stationed on Guam during World War II, he had "memorized the entire score - and most of the dialogue - of Reveille with Beverly".
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Beverly Ross (Ann Miller) wants to be a radio personality, but has to run the switchboard at a local station. The blustery station owner Mr. Kennedy (Tim Ryan) wants no part of programming the "jive that she loves", preferring the classics.
After struggling to keep her time slot, Beverly broadcasts her show from an Army base.
- Ann Miller as Beverly Ross
- William Wright as Barry Lang
- Dick Purcell as Andy Adams
- Franklin Pangborn as Vernon Lewis
- Tim Ryan as Mr. Kennedy
- Larry Parks as Eddie Ross
- Barbara Brown as Mrs. Beverly Ross
- Douglas Leavitt as Mr. Ross
- Adele Mara as Evelyn Ross
- Walter Sande as Pvt. Puckett aka Canvassback
- Wally Vernon as Stomp McCoy
- Andrew Tombes as Mr. Smith
- Irene Ryan as Elsie (uncredited)
- Doodles Weaver as Elmer (uncredited)
- Bob Crosby Orchestra as themselves
- Freddie Slack and His Orchestra as themselves
- Ella Mae Morse as herself
- Duke Ellington Orchestra as themselves
- Frank Sinatra as himself
- The Mills Brothers as themselves
- The Radio Rogues as themselves/Speciality Act
- Count Basie as Orchestra Leader
- One O'Clock Jump
- Written by Count Basie
- Played by Count Basie and His Orchestra
- Take the 'A' Train
- Big Noise from Winnetka
- Cow-Cow Boogie
- Cielito Lindo
- Written by Quirino Mendoza
- Adapted with English lyrics by Bill Driggs
- Performed by The Mills Brothers
- Sweet Lucy Brown
- Thumbs Up and V for Victory
- Night and Day
- Written by Cole Porter
- Sung by Frank Sinatra
- Wabash Moon
- When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain
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