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Up in Arms

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Director  Elliott Nugent
Producer  Samuel Goldwyn
Language  English
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Musical
Country  United States
Up in Arms movie poster

Cast  Danny Kaye (Danny Weems), Dinah Shore (Virginia Merrill), Dana Andrews (Joe Nelson), Constance Dowling (Mary Morgan), Knox Manning (Narration (voice)), Louis Calhern (Colonel Ashley)
Release date  February 17, 1944 (1944-02-17) (U.S.)
Writer  Don Hartman (original screenplay), Allen Boretz (original screenplay), Robert Pirosh (original screenplay), Owen Davis (suggested by the character: "The Nervous Wreck")
Production  Samuel Goldwyn Productions
Similar movies  Terminator Salvation, Starship Troopers, Dawn of the Dead, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Akira, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Tess s torch song by dinah shore 1944 from the movie up in arms

Up in Arms (1944) is a film directed by Elliott Nugent, and starring Danny Kaye and Dinah Shore. It was nominated for two Academy Awards in 1945.


Plot synopsis

Danny Weems works as an elevator operator in a New York Medical building, so he can be close to doctors and nurses and get free advice on his supposed illnesses. The doctors know him well and consider him a hypochondriac. So, when he is drafted into the US Army for war service, he is devastated. His best friend Joe gets himself also drafted so he can keep an eye on Danny.

Danny is in love with nurse Mary Morgan, but she is really in love with Joe, and Joe's girl Virginia is secretly in love with Danny. The boys get through basic training, and as they embark by ship to the South Pacific, they discover that Mary and Virginia have also enlisted as army nurses. As officers, though, they cannot fraternize with the boys.

Danny contrives to smuggle Mary on board, and during the voyage, he tries to keep her hidden, but the truth eventually comes out and Danny is hauled before Colonel Ashley – who has him sent to the brig.

When the troops are landed on a Pacific island, Danny is again imprisoned, but is 'rescued' by a Japanese patrol. They try to interrogate him, but Danny manages to bamboozle them and eventually impersonates the commander. He gives orders that the soldiers surrender to the Americans – and they obey orders to the letter, and Danny is a hero.


  • Danny Kaye as Danny Weems
  • Dinah Shore as Nurse Lt. Virginia Merrill
  • Dana Andrews as Joe Nelson
  • Constance Dowling as Nurse Lt. Mary Morgan
  • Louis Calhern as Col. Phil Ashley
  • Margaret Dumont as Mrs. Willoughby
  • References

    Up in Arms Wikipedia
    Up in Arms IMDb Up in Arms