A Wave, a Wac and a Marine

A Wave, a Wac and a Marine

Director: Phil Karlson, Phil Karlstein Cast: Elyse Knox, Ramsay Ames


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Released by Monogram, A WAVE, a WAC and a Marine was packaged by Biltmore Productions, a partnership consisting of Abbott and Costello's agent Eddie Sherman and Lou Costello's father Sebastian Cristillo. Though Elyse Knox, Sally Eilers and Ann Gillis head the cast, the film is a showcase for nightclub comedian Henny Youngman, here cast as a Hollywood agent named (what else?) Henny. Sent out by his studio to sign up a pair of gorgeous Broadway stars (Ramsay Ames and Marjorie Woodworth) Henny signs the stars' understudies (Knox and Gillis) by mistake. Fortunately, the "substitutes" are every bit as talented as the real stars, and as a result are contracted to appear in a big-budget film, cast as the aforementioned WAVE and WAC (who's the Marine)? Henny Youngman's delivery was as sharp then as it is now, but he was undermined by substandard sound recording. More impressive was the first-time direction of former Universal production assistant Philip Karlstein, who went on to auteur fame as Phil Karlson.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/01/2013
UPC: 0886470462759
Original Release: 1944
Source: Mr Fat - W Video
Sales rank: 69,161

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Elyse Knox Marian
Ramsay Ames Betty
Ann Gillis Judy
Alan Dinehart Producer R.J.
Marjorie Woodworth Eileen
Henny Youngman Henny
Charles "Red" Marshall Red
Connie Haines Singer
Richard Lane Marty Allen
Aileen Pringle Newswoman
Sally Eilers Margaret Ames
Cy Kendall Mike
Music Maids Actor

Technical Credits
Phil Karlson Director
Phil Karlstein Director
William Austin Editor
William Austin Editor
Edward Cherkose Songwriter
Hal Fimberg Screenwriter
Maury Gertsman Cinematographer
Dick I.Hyland Original Story
Freddie Rich Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision

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