You, John Jones! (1943)

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John Jones' daughter is rehearsing the Gettysburg Address in preparation for a school elocution when he is called away by an air raid alarm. He sits alone in the evening and contemplates ... See full summary »


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  • James Cagney in You, John Jones! (1943)
  • James Cagney in You, John Jones! (1943)
  • James Cagney and Ann Sothern in You, John Jones! (1943)
  • Margaret O'Brien in You, John Jones! (1943)
  • Margaret O'Brien in You, John Jones! (1943)

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15 January 2009 | Doylenf
5
| Cagney, O'Brien and Sothern in typical wartime short from MGM...
Heavy-handed short gets the glossy MGM treatment as James Cagney, Ann Sothern and Margaret O'Brien play a typical American family during World War II.

His daughter's recitation of The Gettysburg Address makes the father think about how differently things would be if he didn't live in the good old USA.

The effectiveness of this short will depend on just how heavy-handed you think this kind of propaganda was--either then or now--but there's no doubt that WWII audiences were being fed wartime shorts like this as a way to stir patriotism in the hearts of viewers.

The performances are professional and will certainly please fans of the three stars. Mervyn LeRoy directed, so you know how important shorts like these were for the studio. They even borrowed James Cagney from Warner Brothers.

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