Video Review

Video Review: 'Up in Arms' (1994)

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Details Movie Rated: Unrated; Genre: Musical; With: Danny Kaye and Dinah Shore

This typically implausible service musical, which marked Danny Kaye's first appearance in a feature film, makes its laserdisc debut here in exemplary fashion — with spectacular restored Technicolor hues, as well as an additional music-and-effects audio track. But if you're too young to remember World War II, Up In Arms may be a bit puzzling. Why, for example, is the tough ship captain sleeping in fancy pajamas? Why are the male soldiers continually dancing together? And those scantily clad WACs voguing above-deck? What is this — Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Goes to War? Extremely weird. B

Originally posted Oct 21, 1994 Published in issue #245 Oct 21, 1994 Order article reprints

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