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-- Synopsis:
     Stars John Belushi. Utterly wild comedy epic directed by Steven Spielberg and nominated for three Academy Awards. Lavish effects sequences highlight this hilarious, all-star extravaganza set in Los Angeles just days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, when fear of a Japanese invasion threw the city into a state of Pandemonium. Screwball characters run wild on Hollywood Boulevard as manic servicemen, zealous store owners, teary-eyed girls and bickering Nazis are thrown together in this fast-rising comic souffle that even features a send up of Spielberg's own Jaws opening.

* Features:
     This film features a dance contest at a WW II USO Canteen dance that gets the Zoot Suitors all revved up to Jitterbug / Lindy Hop. The Swing dancing is good and entertaining considering a time (1979) when this style was not widely known around Hollywood choreographers, Good Period Clothing and Hair Styles. Swing Dancers will like this movie, so if your not a dancer you may find it lame.

1941 film shot 1 1941 screen shot 2 1941 film screen shot 3 1941 screen shot 4

More Film Information below





1979 Universal Studios Steven Spielberg | DVD | VHS |


Country Made:



118 minutes USA English Color


Featured Dancer

Featured Dance

Dance Rating

Comedy / WWII n/a Jitterbug | Lindy Hop Very Good

Known Dancers


Well Known Actors / Actresses

Debbie Rothstein Paul De Rolf Dan Akroyd
Dianne Kay (Assistant) Judy Van Wormer John Belushi
            James Caan
            John Candy
            Mickey Rourke
            Ned Beatty
            Penny Marshall
            Slim Pickens

Dances performed in this film   

Special Dance Interest

Swing Dance n/a n/a Canteen
Jitterbug     USO
Lindy Hop     Zoot Suits
      1940s Period Clothing | Hair Styles

Some Music Titles in Film

Bands | Musicians | Singers

Soundtrack(s) Available

Posters / Lobby Cards

Daddy < Bobby Troup Original Soundtrack 1941 Mini Poster: Wild Bill
Down by the Ohio < Abe Olman        
In The Mood < Joe Garland, Andy Razaf        
Riot At The U.S.O. -        
Swing, Swing, Swing < Johnny Mandel        
The Ferris Wheel Sequence -        
The march from " 1941" -        
To Hollywood And Glory -        

Stage versions of the film

Stage Date

Cast Recording(s) Available

Sheet Music Covers

n/a n/a n/a  

Books | Magazines Available on this film ...


Author Date Published


1941 Robert Gale 1979 Ballantine Books
Movie Poster Magazine (1941)   1979 Starlog Press Publication



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