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Silver Screen Showing @ The Gallery of History
November 8, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Our Monthly showing of vintage 1930s – 1950s film featuring….”When Johnny Comes Marching Home” is a 1942 musical film directed by Charles Lamont and starring Allan Jones and Jane Frazee. The film is loosely based on the song with the same title. Johnny Kovacs (Jones) is a war hero who comes back home for a ten-day leave. Pursued by a woman (Shelton) who considers herself his fiancé, he works with his superior officers to hide during his leave. He adopts the name Johnny O’Rourke, and finds a room at a theatrical boarding house. He becomes friends with some other boarders (including O’Connor, Ryan and Gloria Jean) and falls in love with a woman (Frazee). His friends overhear him talking to his officer on the phone. They misinterpret the conversation and conclude that he is a deserter. They push him into giving himself up and returning to duty. Confused by their behavior at first, he figures out what they are up to, and plays along. It all works out in the end. The closing song in the picture is a rousing patriotic number sung directly to the audience by the main players in the film. Universal/1942 Run Time: 73 min