The New Pictures, Oct. 11, 1943

Thousands Cheer (M.G.M.) is not to be confused with the crisp, memorable As Thousands Cheer which Irving Berlin and Moss Hart brought to Broadway a decade ago. M.G.M. reportedly paid $25,000 for that show and its bull's-eye title back in 1935, but has taken its own aim from there on. The MGMarksmen ring no resounding bell, but they do bag 1) an average musical wartime romance (Private Gene Kelly v. Colonel's-Daughter Kathryn Grayson), 2) a brisk, hefty variety show featuring a clutch of M.G.M. stars and three bands (Kay Kyser, Bob Crosby, Benny...

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