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In Columbia's adaptation of the musical-comedy play, Broadway producer Jim Lighter (Larry Parks) is fed up with show business, particularly his leading lady Winnie Clark (Ann Miller), so he joins the Army. Putting showbiz behind is harder than he thinks when his commanding officer orders him to produce a camp show. This being Hollywood, its only a matter of time before Winnie becomes involved in the production. Jim is sure she is doing it for the publicity, but Winnie claims that she's doing it for the troops.

Joe Besser and his straightman Jimmy Little had a popular Army drill routine that they performed on Broadway. Columbia brought Joe to Hollywood to incorporate his routine into this film, and cast him as the film's star and comedy relief. Besser's drill routine was earlier "borrowed" by Jules White in 1940, after White visited Joe in New York, and adapted it for the Stooge comedy BOOBS IN ARMS (1940).

Legendary Hollywood director and choreographer Stanely Donen was Assistant Choreographer. Actor Jack Gilford (A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, SAVE THE TIGER, COCOON) made his film debut in HEY, ROOKIE!, as well as horror film impresario, collector and magazine publisher Forrest J Ackerman.

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Joe Besser (Solo)
Release Date
April 06, 1944
Production Type
Feature Film
77 min.

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Shooting Days:   32 days   From: 1943-08-30   To: 1943-10-02

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