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Rosalind Russell: Double Feature #1
Rosalind Russell Double Feature 1
Actors: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Paul Douglas, Marie Wilson, William Ching
Directors: Howard Hawks, Norman Z. McLeod
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Television
NR     2006     2hr 59min

Double feature #1. His Girl Friday staring Roselind Russell and Cary Grant. Never Wave at a Wac staring Roselind Russell. Paul Douglas and Marie Wilson.


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Actors: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Paul Douglas, Marie Wilson, William Ching
Directors: Howard Hawks, Norman Z. McLeod
Creators: Ben Hecht, Charles Lederer, Charles MacArthur, Frederick Brady, Frederick Kohner, Ken Englund
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Romantic Comedies, Classic Comedies, Cary Grant, Love & Romance, Classic TV
Studio: Critic's Choice
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 06/27/2006
Original Release Date: 01/18/1940
Theatrical Release Date: 01/18/1940
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 2hr 59min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, French

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Movie Reviews

Never Wave at a WAC
Julia E. Oliver | Port Deposit, MD | 08/17/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

""Never Wave at a WAC" is a must for anyone who has ever served in the Women's Army Corps. Many of the women stationed at Ft. Lee when the film was made were extras in the movie; some had speaking roles. Many WAC Bandsmen were in the movie, which made it very nostalgic for me. The quality of the DVD left much to be desired; some of the VHS tapes are of better quality."
Romantic comedy including military life
Noonie Fortin | Albany, NY | 04/07/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This 1952 movie was made in cooperation with the Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Women's Army Corps at Fort Lee, VA and had a cameo appearance by (then) General of the Army Omar Bradley.

Divorced socialite learned her new boyfriend was going overseas. Her father talked her into joining the WAC so she can go with him. She joined thinking she was going to become an officer.

Scenes included real WACs at Fort Lee marching to briefings, in classes, parades, being issued clothing and getting their shots, as was the 14th WAC band.

When her ex-husband, working for the Quartermaster Corps creating and testing new uniforms and equipment, spots his ex-wife in uniform he requests that she be assigned to his project. One scene the women were dressed in arctic uniforms and placed in a controlled environment with -20 degrees and wind like a blizzard. Another day they were testing wet weather outfits.

This romantic comedy brought back many memories and chuckles of my own Basic Training and my time spent at Fort Lee. While this movie may not have been Rosalind Russell's best work it certainly showed a bit of Army life that the WACs endured.
Never Wave at a Wave - Refreshing & Undemanding
Pamela C. Evans | Douglas, Isle of Man, British Isles | 05/12/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This comparatively little known film, with the extremely unlikely storyline is, nevertheless a joy to watch. It is pure escapism with more than a hint of nostalgia for those of us of a certain age. The script is good with some nice one-liners, but because the plot itself is obviously rather weak things become a little laboured. I doubt it would come over as successfully as it does, where it not for the one and only Rosalind Russell - ever able to combine excellent dramatic and comedic acting with the epitome of Hollywood glamour. And where oh where would it have been without that stalwart, always believable, and I think much underrated actor, Paul Douglas as Russell's long suffering ex husband.

If you feel like some light hearted 1950s entertainment you could do a lot worse.

Wacky Old Movie
Zelda | 08/23/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Love the character Rosalind Russell portrays in this great old black and white classic film. Wish there were more like this one!"