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Something for the Boys Details


The Cole Porter Broadway musical Something for the Boys was brought to the screen by 20th Century Fox with three new non-Porter tunes thrown in. The dated libretto (by Herbert and Dorothy Fields) involves a crumbling Southern plantation which is converted into a home for servicemen's wives. Running the operation are three cousins: Michael O'Shea, Vivian Blaine, and, from the South American branch of the family, Carmen Miranda. When money runs out, the threesome contrive to put on a fundraising show -- which of course looks far too expensive to break even, but since Carmen Miranda's in the picture, who knows. Perry Como makes his movie debut in Something for the Boys singing a handful of pleasant songs, while Judy Holliday shows up in a funny bit as a defense-plant welder with peculiar dental problems. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Carmen Miranda
as Chiquita Hart
Michael O'Shea
as Staff Sgt. Rocky Fulton
Vivian Blaine
as Blossom Hart
Phil Silvers
as Harry Hart
Sheila Ryan
as Melanie Walker
Glenn Langan
as Lt. Ashley Crothers
Roger Clark
as Lieutenant
Cara Williams
as Secretary
Thurston Hall
as Col. Jefferson L. Calhoun
Clarence Kolb
as Col. Grubbs
Paul Hurst
as Defense plant foreman
Andrew Tombes
as Southern Colonel
Murray Alper
as Soldier
Jane Nigh
as Army wife
Judy Holliday
as 1st Girl/Defense Plant
Rory Calhoun
as Soldier
Eddie Acuff
as Soldier


Lewis Seiler
Irving Starr
Helen Logan
Ernest Palmer
Harold Adamson
Cole Porter
Featured Music
Charles Henderson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jimmy McHugh
Featured Music
Emil Newman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Albert Hogsett
Art Director
Lyle Wheeler
Art Director
Yvonne Wood
Costume Designer
Kay Nelson
Costume Designer
Nick Castle