Keep Your Powder Dry

Keep Your Powder Dry

Lana Turner
Director: Edward N. Buzzell Cast: Lana Turner
Lana Turner
, Laraine Day
Laraine Day
, Susan Peters
Susan Peters
Edward N. Buzzell

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Overview

A disparate group of women join the Women's Army Corps to fight WW II in this upbeat war-time drama. One of the women is a frivolous debutante who is informed that she will not receive a dime from the family fortune until she can prove herself mature enough not to squander it on nightclubs and fancy cafes. She joins up with no intention of remaining a WAC; as soon as she gets the money, she is planning to leave. Another recruit comes from an Army family and sees no other recourse than to join up to. The third gal is married to a soldier and wants to be close to him. The army brat and the debutante constantly lob barbed remarks at each other leaving the wife to try to make peace. Things get even more out of hand when the Army brat gets promoted and begins abusing her rank. Things come to a head when the debutante slaps her and is brought up on charges. Meanwhile the wife is devastated to learn that her husband has been killed. Still she says nothing and instead tries to get her other two cohorts to make up. Ironically, it is the pain of her loss that brings the three together and cements their friendship and commitment to the Corps.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/06/2010
UPC: 0883316257920
Original Release: 1945
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:33:00
Sales rank: 28,964

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lana Turner Valerie Parks
Laraine Day Leigh Rand
Susan Peters Ann Darrison
Agnes Moorehead Lt. Col. Spottiswoode
Bill Johnson Capt. Bill Barclay
Natalie Schafer Harriet Corwin
Lee Patrick Gladys Hopkins
Jess Barker Junior Vanderheusen
June Lockhart Sarah Swanson
Marta Linden Capt. Sanders
Tim Murdock Capt. Joseph Mannering
Marie Blake Actor
Rex Evans Marco Cummings
Michael Kirby Capt. John Darrison
Ruth Lee Instructor
Henry O'Neill Brig. Gen. Rand
Shirley Patterson WAC Brooks
George Peters Lieutenant
Claire Rochelle WAC Corporals
Sondra Rodgers WAC Hodgekins
Elizabeth Russell WAC Sergeant
Ray Teal Army Captain
Geraldine Wall Judo Instructor
Pierre Watkin Mr. Lorrison
Claire Whitney Fitter
Barbara Sears WAC McBride
Early Cantrell WAC Company Commander
Rita Dunn Actor

Technical Credits
Edward N. Buzzell Director
George Bruce Screenwriter
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
George Haight Producer
Frank E. Hull Editor
Ralph S. Hurst Set Decoration/Design
Irene Costumes/Costume Designer
Ray June Cinematographer
Marion Herwood Keyes Costumes/Costume Designer
Mary C. McCall Screenwriter
David Snell Score Composer
Leonid Vasian Art Director
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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