Hey, Rookie (1944)

Genres - Comedy, Musical  |   Run Time - 77 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Musical star Ann Miller plays a Broadway leading lady coaxed into reteaming with Larry Parks, her former producer. Parks is now a lowly Army G.I., anxious to produce a show for the troops--with a 200 dollar budget! This being a wartime musical, Ann Miller succumbs to Patriotism and stars in Parks' threadbare production. This being a Hollywood film, the "inexpensive" revue cost several times as much as any real-life show of this nature. Hey Rookie proved a boon to the Columbia publicity department when Ann Miller set a tap-dance record of 550 taps per minute in her climactic musical number.

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patriotism, budget, show, performer, army, dance [art], morale, producer [showbiz], troupe, servicemen, stars [celebrities], tap-dance, USO