Synopsis: Air Force fliers Rick Williams and Mike Nolan attempt to meet film star Nell Wayne, with whom Rick shares a hometown but not much else. Fellow film stars Doris Day and Ruth Roman mistakenly believe Rick to be very close to Nell and arrange for him to meet her. The pair begin to form a match, especially after Nell, Doris, and Ruth arrange for Hollywood stars to perform for G.I.s in transit to and from the Korean War, at Travis Air Base. But Nell thinks Rick is getting ready to ship out to the war, when in reality, he and Mike ferry troops part of the way then return to Travis Air Base with returning soldiers. Nell is furious with Rick for letting her believe he was headed to a war zone, especially because the press has made a huge story of their romance. Meantime, a new program, Operation Starlift, has been set in place by the Air Force and the Hollywood studios, whereby stars are flown to San Francisco to perform for the outbound and inbound troops. Movie stars such as Randolph Scott,
Genre: Musical
Director(s): Roy Del Ruth
Production: Warner Bros.
103 min

- You're gonna lose your gal

- You're gonna lose your gal

Well, hello there.


Wipe the egg off your face,

it's only Doris Day.

And the fella, if you care,

is Gordon MacRae.

Thank you very much, Roman.

- Hello, corporal.

- Hi.


Gee, Mr. MacRae,

I certainly am glad to meet you.

Play your cards right,

I can get you into pictures.

- Yeah?

- Second balcony next to me.

- Who buys the popcorn?

- Depends on who buys the tickets.

The boys are friends of Nell's.

Where is she?

She's antique shopping in Chinatown

with Jimmy Cagney.

- Can you picture that?

- I got out of it...

...because I promised the producer

I'd take the boat ride to Alcatraz.

What's your hurry? The excursion boat

doesn't leave for an hour yet.

I wanna make sure

he got me a roundtrip ticket.

Well, so long, fellas.

- So long.

- Come on, fellas, sit down.

Well, as long as Nell isn't here,

I guess we better be getting along.

Look, if you boys

don't wanna wait...

...why don't you come backstage

at the theater?

Oh, we're due back at the base at 6.

Yes. We're shoving off tonight.




...Nell would never forgive us if

we let you get away without seeing her.

You guys look pretty hungry.

How about having a bite to eat, huh?

- Oh, no, we couldn't...

- Sure we could.

As of now, we've just canceled

a previous engagement...

...that we didn't have.


Room service?

You know, Doris,

I saw your first picture 47 times.

Forty-seven times?

- Did you, really?

- Yeah.

Hey, Ruth, meet the new president

of the Doris Day Fan Club.

Yep, 47 times. All on account

of a little difference of opinion...

...between me and a general.

- What was that?

He had influence

and the first thing I know...

...l'm crew chief of a movie projector

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