Call Me Mister

Call Me Mister

Betty Grable
Director: Lloyd Bacon Cast: Betty Grable
Betty Grable
, Dan Dailey
Dan Dailey
, Danny Thomas
Danny Thomas
Lloyd Bacon

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Overview

The original Broadway musical Call Me Mister was a plotless revue. By the time the property made it to the screen, however, a storyline was grafted on and much of the revue's funnier (and dirtier) material was weeded out. Betty Grable stars as an American USO entertainer Kay Hudson, touring the bases in postwar Japan. Somewhere along the way she crosses the path of former husband Shep Dooley (Dan Dailey). Despite the presence of ardent suitor Capt. Johnny Comstock (Dale Robertson), Dooley begins a campaign to win his wife back. They are reconciled during a climactic stage show, which affords ample opportunity for both Grable and Dailey to demonstrate their terpsichorean skills (Busby Berkeley handled the choreography). Cast as a GI who hates the army, Danny Thomas (a holdover from the Broadway production) does a truncated version of his own nightclub act. Specialty numbers are provided by the Dunhill dance team, and by an unbilled Bobby Short.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/16/2013
UPC: 0024543878179
Original Release: 1951
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 18,723

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Betty Grable Kay Hudson
Dan Dailey Shep Dooley
Danny Thomas Stanley
Dale Robertson Capt. Johnny Comstock
Richard Boone Mess Sergeant
Benay Venuta Billie Barton
Jeffrey Hunter The Kid
Frank Fontaine Sergeant
Harry Von Zell Gen. Steele
Dave Willock Jones
Robert Ellis Ackerman
Jerry Paris Brown
Lou Spencer Dance Team Member
Art Stanley Dance Team Member
Bob Roberts Singer
Tommy Bond Little soldier
Frank Clark Big soldier
Bobby Short Specialty singer
Fred Libby General's aide
Ken Christy Chief of Staff
Russ Conway Maj. McCall
Robert Scott Aide to Chief of Staff
Dabbs Greer Aide to Colonel
Mack Williams Col. Edwards
Steve Clark Lieutenant
Robert Easton Tennessee
Robert Rockwell First Sergeant
Paul Burke Soldier
Jack Kelly Soldier
John McGuire Actor
Malia Kimona Sales Girl
John R. McKee Army clerk

Technical Credits
Lloyd Bacon Director
Arthur E. Arling Cinematographer
Frances Ash Songwriter
Busby Berkeley Choreography
Earl K. Brent Songwriter
Sammy Fain Songwriter
Mack Gordon Songwriter
Leigh Harline Score Composer
Fred Kohlmar Producer
Albert E. Lewin Screenwriter
Louis Loeffler Editor
Alfred Newman Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Rome Songwriter
Jerry Seelin Songwriter
Burt Styler Screenwriter

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