For the Boys

Synopsis: With the help of the singer and dancer Dixie Leonhard US-Entertainer Eddie Sparks wants to bring some fun to the soldiers during World War II. Becoming a perfect team they tour from North Africa to the Pacific to act for "the boys". Later they continue their work but when the author Silver gets involved into McCarthy's campaign and is being fired by Eddie, Dixie turns away from him, too.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Director(s): Mark Rydell
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
138 min

So I leave everything and run over to London

just because Eddie crooks his little finger?

You gonna turn down

a USO tour with Eddie Sparks?

That's a career maker.

Danny, how'd you like to come and spend

a few weeks with your Aunt Corrine?

Do you know how much I love you?

How much?

- How big?

- Bigger than the sky.

You're a guest here,

so you have to pick up after yourself

and you have to eat all your vegetables or

Santa Claus isn't going to give you one thing.

Do you understand?

Are you gonna bring Daddy back?

Well, Daddy's doing such a great job

fighting the bad guys over there,

they need him for a little longer.

You mean when he kills all the Germans,

then he can come home?

Absolutely the same day.

- Sing me.

- Which one?

You know.

There's a place

Way up high

Starry bright there

through the night there

Close your eyes

Let your wishes fly

You'll be in dreamland by and by

They're here.

Eddie! Eddie!

- Let's go.

- Now, Mr Sparks?

No, next Tuesday.

There's gonna be a major riot here.

- We're going in one minute.

- She's late. I told you we shouldn't wait.

Eddie, I didn't make the fog.

Girl singers. God save me

from girl singers.

- Art says she's dynamite.

- Art says?

Art's her goddamn uncle.

What do you expect?

- Where is Art?

- I'll find him.

Dixie! Dixie!

I made it! Hi!

- Oh, God!

- I'm so glad to see you.

- Let me look at you. You look beautiful.

- I didn't think I'd ever get over. Here, here.

- You remembered. Pastrami, you angel.

- I'm beat.

Eddie, I almost forgot.

Art says to open with this.

- Does he?

- The entire bomb group got back. No losses.

- Who do you wanna see?

- Eddie!

- What's his name?

- Eddie!

- Speak up. I can't hear you. Who?

- Eddie!

Oh, him. The cute one.

You requested him.

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Marshall Brickman

Marshall Brickman (born August 25, 1939) is an American screenwriter and director, best known for his collaborations with Woody Allen. He is the co-recipient of the 1977 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Annie Hall. He is also known for playing the banjo with Eric Weissberg in the 1960s, and for a series of comical parodies published in The New Yorker. more…

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