Follow the Boys (1944): Universal’s All-Star Revue

This all-star revue, typical WWII entertainment, features Jeanette MacDonald, Dinah Shore, the Andrews Sisters, Arthur Rubinstein, and Sophie Tucker, among others.


W. C. Fields does his pool-playing routine, and Orson Welles performs a magic act, in which he saws Marlene Dietrich’s famous legs.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Song: I’ll Walk Alone, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Sammy Cahn

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The winners were James Van Heusen and Johnny Burke for their song, Swinging on a Star, from Going My Way.