Follow the Boys

For the 1963 MGM comedy, see Follow the Boys (1963 film). For the Connie Francis song, see Follow the Boys (song).
Follow the Boys

Theatrical release poster
Directed by A. Edward Sutherland
Produced by Charles K. Feldman
Written by Lou Breslow
Gertrude Purcell
Starring George Raft
Vera Zorina
Music by Fred E. Ahlert
Billy Austin
Dick Charles
Kermit Goell
Leigh Harline
Inez James
Louis Jordan
Larry Markes
Jimmy McHugh
Phil Moore
Buddy Pepper
Frank Skinner
Roy Turk
Oliver Wallace
Cinematography David Abel
Edited by Fred R. Feitshans Jr.
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • April 25, 1944 (1944-04-25)
Running time
122 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2 million[1]

Follow the Boys also known as Three Cheers for the Boys is a 1944 musical film made by Universal Pictures during World War II as an all-star cast morale booster to entertain the troops abroad and the civilians at home. The film was directed by A. Edward "Eddie" Sutherland and produced by Charles K. Feldman. The movie stars George Raft and features Vera Zorina, Grace McDonald, Charles Grapewin, Regis Toomey and George Macready.

Making appearances are Walter Abel, Carmen Amaya, The Andrews Sisters, Evelyn Ankers, Louise Beavers, Noah Beery, Jr., Turhan Bey, Steve Brodie, Nigel Bruce, Lon Chaney, Jr., the Delta Rhythm Boys, Andy Devine, Marlene Dietrich, W. C. Fields, Susanna Foster, Thomas Gomez, Louis Jordan and His Orchestra, Ted Lewis and His Band, Jeanette MacDonald, Maria Montez,[2] Clarence Muse, Donald O'Connor, Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom, Artur Rubinstein, Peggy Ryan, Randolph Scott, Dinah Shore, Freddie Slack and His Orchestra, Gale Sondergaard, Sophie Tucker, Orson Welles, among many others.



The film was shot at the Naval Training Center San Diego.[1]


The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists:

Home media

See also


  1. 1 2 Everett Aaker, The Films of George Raft, McFarland & Company, 2013 p 109
  2. Follow the Boys at Maria Montez Fan Page
  3. Deschner, Donald (1966). The Films of W.C. Fields. New York: Cadillac Publishing by arrangement with The Citadel Press. p. 164. Introduction by Arthur Knight
  4. "AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs Nominees" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-07-30.

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