Seven Days’ Leave (RKO 1942, Lucille Ball, Victor Mature)

Seven Days' Leave

Wartime musical comedy Seven Days’ Leave features plenty of big names from radio days. Victure Mature plays an army private who has a week to earn himself an inheritance of one hundred thousand dollars if he can get a wealthy heiress (Lucille Ball) to marry him. Problem is, this wealthy beauty has already promised to marry somebody else. Fans of Freddy Martin’s and Les Brown’s bands should catch this one.

Victor Mature actually joined the Coast Guard immediately after finishing the film. He served in both the Atlantic and Pacific and was on Okinawa when the atomic bomb was dropped on Japan.

Cast: Lucille Ball, Victor Mature, Harold Peary, Mary Cortes, Ginny Simms, Ralph Edwards, Peter Lind Hayes, Marcy McGuire, Wallace Ford

Producer and Director: Tim Whelan
Director of Photography: Robert De Grasse
Editor: Robert Wise
Screenwriter: William Bowers
Art Director: Albert S. D’Agostino

USA / RKO / 87 minutes / 1942

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