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Seven Days' Leave (1942)

Soldier Johnny Grey is engaged to marry singer Mapy Cortes, but his plans go awry when he learns that he is the heir to $100,000 from his great-grandfather -- a bequest that comes with a ... See full summary »

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Tim Whelan

Writers:

William Bowers (original screenplay), Ralph Spence (original screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Mature ... Johnny Grey
Lucille Ball ... Terry Havalok-Allen
Harold Peary ... Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve (as Harold Peary {The Great Gildersleeve})
Mapy Cortés ... Mapy (as Mapy Cortes)
Ginny Simms ... Ginny Simms
Freddy Martin Freddy Martin ... Freddy Martin
Les Brown Les Brown ... Les Brown
Marcy McGuire ... Mickey Havalok-Allen
Arnold Stang ... Bitsy Slater
Lynn Royce & Vanya Lynn Royce & Vanya ... Specialty Dancers (as Lynn) (as Royce & Vanya)
Ralph Edwards ... Ralph Edwards
Ralph Edwards & Co. Ralph Edwards & Co. ... Radio Performers
Peter Lind Hayes ... Pvt. Pete Jackson
Walter Reed ... Ralph Bell
Wallace Ford ... Sgt. Mead
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Storyline

Soldier Johnny Grey is engaged to marry singer Mapy Cortes, but his plans go awry when he learns that he is the heir to $100,000 from his great-grandfather -- a bequest that comes with a catch: before claiming the money, Johnny must marry a descendant of his great-grandfather's Civil War enemy, General Havelock-Allen. Not wanting to disrupt his planned marriage to Mapy, Johnny must figure out how to concoct a temporary marriage-of-convenience with the descendant -- who turns out to be the beautiful Terry Havelock-Allen. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

7 imeres efthyhias See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Salt Lake City Sunday 3 June 1956 on KUTV (Channel 2); it first aired in Altoona Saturday 16 June 1956 on WFBG (Channel 10), in San Francisco Friday 3 August 1956 on KPIX (Channel 5), in Binghamton Saturday 4 August 1956 on WNBF (Channel 12), in Philadelphia Saturday 15 September 1956 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Cleveland Monday 1 October 1956 on KYW (Channel 3), in New York City Wednesday 3 October 1956 on WRCA (Channel 4), in New Haven Thursday 8 November 1956 on WNHC (Channel 8), and in Pittsburgh Friday 23 November 1956 on KDKA (Channel 2). See more »

Goofs

Between the credits and two shots showing the hyphenated surname of Terry Havalok-Allen's family in print, there are three different spellings of the first half of the surname and two different spellings of the second half of the surname. See more »

Quotes

Mickey Havalok-Allen: Are you in love with my sister?
Johnny Grey: No, but I'm becoming awfully fond of your butler.
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Connections

References Design for Scandal (1941) See more »

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Puerto Rico
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Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
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Leave of Senses
24 March 2005 | by ptb-8See all my reviews

Glamorous WW2 comedy is an RKO fest of musical talent with believe it or not, those contract singing and dancing stars Lucille Ball and (yikes!) Victor Mature! He even sings with someone else's baritone too! It is like seeing GlennClose and Sylvester Stallone in a remake of HIGH SOCIETY...or maybe even Jungle Jim and Betty Grable in an imitation PHILADELPHIA STORY. It is an assembled musical with familiar but oddly placed actors and sets: RKO musicals of the 40s had MGM production values but with Republic talent. They have superb art direction and music but somehow out of place actors. HIGHER AND HIGHER is like this: lavish mansions with beautiful furniture and chandeliers, big orchestras, patios, modern nightclubs etc.....and then all these un-together actors placed in roles you might feel better if MGM or Paramount stars were there instead. Lucy is exceptionally beautiful in this film and dressed to impress. Marcie Gray, that teenage Shirley Temple of hep and jive is along for the dancing and comedy as well...so it looks totally like out-takes or a rehearsal for HIGHER AND HIGHER even more so. Good music and fun and quite expensive looking, SEVEN DAYS LEAVE is a patriotic musical of its day...but with Lucy and Victor? It all works in spite of itself.


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