Swingtime Johnny (1944)

Genres - Musical  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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If one were forced to choose, Swingtime Johnny may well be the best of the Andrews Sisters' 1940 "B"-musicals. Patty, Maxine and Laverne Andrews play three popular singers (what a stretch!) who do their bit for Uncle Sam by landing jobs in a defense factory. When they're not hammering and rivetting, the girls provide dinner-break entertainment for their fellow workers. The film's wisp of a romantic subplot is carried by Harriet Hilliard (aka Harriet Nelson) as a nightclub chanteuse who falls in love with the handsome factory owner (Peter Cookson). Meanwhile, a jealous employee does his best to sabotage the romance. Fans of "Our Gang" will recognize chubby Joe Cobb in a bit as a garage mechanic.

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foil [thwart], sabotage, factory, war