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Keep Your Powder Dry (1945)





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A disparate group of women join the Women's Army Corps to fight WW II in this upbeat war-time drama. One of the women is a frivolous debutante who is informed that she will not receive a dime from the family fortune until she can prove herself mature enough not to squander it on nightclubs and fancy cafes. She joins up with no intention of remaining a WAC; as soon as she gets the money, she is planning to leave. Another recruit comes from an Army family and sees no other recourse than to join up to. The third gal is married to a soldier and wants to be close to him. The army brat and the debutante constantly lob barbed remarks at each other leaving the wife to try to make peace. Things get even more out of hand when the Army brat gets promoted and begins abusing her rank. Things come to a head when the debutante slaps her and is brought up on charges. Meanwhile the wife is devastated to learn that her husband has been killed. Still she says nothing and instead tries to get her other two cohorts to make up. Ironically, it is the pain of her loss that brings the three together and cements their friendship and commitment to the Corps.


Lana Turner
as Valerie Parks
Laraine Day
as Leigh Rand
Susan Peters
as Ann Darrison
Agnes Moorehead
as Lieut. Colonel Spottiswoode
Bill Johnson
as Capt. Bill Barclay
Natalie Schafer
as Harriet Corwin
Lee Patrick
as Gladys Hopkins
Marta Linden
as Capt. Sanders
June Lockhart
as Sarah Swanson
Edith Leach
as Mary Carter
Jess Barker
as Junior Vanderheusen
Michael Kirby
as Capt. John Darrison
Henry O'Neill
as Brig. Gen. Rand
Tim Murdock
as Capt. Mannering
Sondra Rodgers
as WAC Hodgekins
Marjorie Davies
as WAC Polhemus
Rex Evans
as Marco Cummings
Pierre Watkin
as Mr. Lorrison
Barbara Sears
as WAC McBride
George Peters
as Lieutenant
Marie Blake
as WAC Corporal
Claire Rochelle
as WAC Corporal
Elizabeth Russell
as WAC Sergeant
Ruth Lee
as Instructor
Ray Teal
as Army Captain
Early Cantrell
as WAC Company Commander
Geraldine Wall
as Judo Instructor
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Innocuous patriotic film about WAC recruits during World War II.

July 1, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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