Call Me Mister

:"For the 1966 book of the same name, see Call Me Mister".

"Call Me Mister" is a revue with sketches by Arnold Auerbach and words and music by Harold Rome. The title refers to returning soldiers who expected to be addressed as civilians instead of by their military rank.

.

In 1951, 20th Century Fox released a Lloyd Bacon-directed film version with a storyline corresponding with current events. Only three songs from the Broadway production were retained. Set in Japan during the transition period between World War II and the Korean War, it starred Betty Grable as American USO entertainer Kay Hudson, who crosses paths with former husband Shep Dooley (Dan Dailey), determined to win her back despite the presence of her current beau, Capt. Johnny Comstock (Dale Robertson). The plot basically served as an excuse for Grable and Dailey to demonstrate their dancing skills in routines choreographed by the legendary Busby Berkeley, who had collaborated with Bacon on the 1933 film classic "42nd Street". Cast as a GI who hates the army, newcomer Danny Thomas performed a truncated version of his own nightclub act, and an unbilled Bobby Short played the piano in several sequences, and sang "Going Home Train", one of the few songs retained from the show. Benay Venuta, Richard Boone, and Jeffrey Hunter rounded out the cast.

ong list on original cast recording

*Going Home Train
*Along With Me
*Little Surplus Me
*Red Ball Express
*Military Life
*Yuletide, Park Avenue
*When We Meet Again
*Face on the Dime
*South America, Take It Away
*Call Me Mister

External links

* [http://www.ibdb.com/production.asp?ID=1786 Internet Broadway Database listing]
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043370/ Internet Movie Database listing]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Call Me Mister (book) — Infobox Book name = Call Me Mister title orig = translator = image caption = author = Barry James illustrator = cover artist = country = USA language = English series = subject = genre = Self help publisher = Milady Publishing Co. (May 1977)… …   Wikipedia

  • They Call Me MISTER Tibbs! — Mr. Tibbs redirects here. For the fictional butler, see the article on The BFG. They Call Me MISTER Tibbs! Promotional movie poster for the film Directed …   Wikipedia

  • They Call Me MISTER Tibbs! — Appelez moi Monsieur Tibbs Appelez moi Monsieur Tibbs (titre original : They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!) est un film américain réalisé par Gordon Douglas, sorti en 1970. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 Distribution …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mister T (TV series) — Mister T Taken from the end of the opening sequence to Mister T Written by Matt Uitz Flint Dille Richard Merwin Kimmer Ringwald Martin Pasko Janis Diamond Michael Maurer Steve Gerber Buzz Dixon P …   Wikipedia

  • Mister T. (serie televisee) — Mister T. (série télévisée) Mister T. Titre original T. and T. Genre Série policière Pays d’origine  États Unis Chaîne d’origine Syndication Nombre de saiso …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mister Saint Laurent — Born January 31, 1983 (1983 01 31) (age 28) Occupation Musician, Professional Wrestler Website www.mistersain …   Wikipedia

  • Mister Geppetto — The Adventures of Pinocchio character Geppetto carving Pinocchio. First …   Wikipedia

  • Mister — Mis ter, n. [See {Master}, and cf. {Mistress}.] A title of courtesy prefixed to the name of a man or youth. It is usually written in the abbreviated form Mr. [1913 Webster] To call your name, inquire your where, Or what you think of Mister Some… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mister Majestic — Cover of the first issue Publication information Publisher WildStorm …   Wikipedia

  • Mister T. (série télévisée) — Mister T. Titre original T. and T. Genre Série policière Pays d’origine  États Unis Chaîne d’origine Syndication …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.