SUTS DAY 25-VAN JOHNSON

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TCM celebrates the centennial of the MGM all-american boy with 12 films.  Here are my picks for the day:

In the Good Old Summertime (1949)

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Johnson and Judy Garland play pen pals and frenemies in this musical remake of The Shop Around the Corner.


Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)

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Van is the pilot of one of the planes in the Doolittle Raid of WWII.  Spencer Tracy plays Doolittle.  There is one surviving member of the Doolittle Raid left-Colonel Richard E. Cole.


Battleground (1949)

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Johnson leads an ensemble cast in the first significant film about WWII to be made and released after the war ended.

 

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