One of the most influential directors in the history of cinema, John Ford helmed 140 films and received countless awards for his extensive craftsmanship, including four Best Director Academy Awards. Consistently setting and breaking his own standards for excellence , the fiery Irish-American visionary has been named as a significant source of inspiration by today's top film directors. When Willie Comes Marching Home Based on the actual memoirs of war hero Sy Gomberg, When Willie Comes Marching Home is a rare comedy from the legendary John Ford. After basic training, a disappointed, highly patriotic soldier Bill Kluggs (Dan Dailey), is sent to an airbase back in his hometown, where he laments that he'll never fight overseas. That is, until he's allowed to replace a bomber pilot who falls ill before a big mission. But after Kluggs bumbles one thing after another, and even gets mistaken for a foreign spy when he returns home, his spirits sink lower than ever - until it is learned that some of his mishaps have actually proved heroic in the hilarious, high-flying adventure! Up The River With a remarkable all-star cast and prison break plot unlike any other, this offering by John Ford is sheer entertainment from start to finish. After they've served their sentences, two prisoners who met during lockup, Steve (Humphrey Bogart) and Judy (Claire Luce), get married and head to a small town where no one know about their pasts. Soon, however, the crooked salesman (Gaylord Pendleton) who originally framed Judy finds them and threatens to reveal all if Steve refuses to join him in another crime. When they hear what's happened, two friends of the couple (Spencer Tracy and Warren Hymer) orchestrate an ingenious, selfless plan to help the couple - even though the two men are still behind bars!

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When Willie Comes Marching Home/Up the River (1950)

War/Comedy

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One of the most influential directors in the history of cinema, John Ford helmed 140 films and received countless awards for his extensive craftsmanship, including four Best Director Academy Awards. Consistently setting and breaking his own standards for excellence , the fiery Irish-American visionary has been named as a significant source of inspiration by today's top film directors. When Willie Comes Marching Home Based on the actual memoirs of war hero Sy Gomberg, When Willie Comes Marching Home is a rare comedy from the legendary John Ford. After basic training, a disappointed, highly patriotic soldier Bill Kluggs (Dan Dailey), is sent to an airbase back in his hometown, where he laments that he'll never fight overseas. That is, until he's allowed to replace a bomber pilot who falls ill before a big mission. But after Kluggs bumbles one thing after another, and even gets mistaken for a foreign spy when he returns home, his spirits sink lower than ever - until it is learned that some of his mishaps have actually proved heroic in the hilarious, high-flying adventure! Up The River With a remarkable all-star cast and prison break plot unlike any other, this offering by John Ford is sheer entertainment from start to finish. After they've served their sentences, two prisoners who met during lockup, Steve (Humphrey Bogart) and Judy (Claire Luce), get married and head to a small town where no one know about their pasts. Soon, however, the crooked salesman (Gaylord Pendleton) who originally framed Judy finds them and threatens to reveal all if Steve refuses to join him in another crime. When they hear what's happened, two friends of the couple (Spencer Tracy and Warren Hymer) orchestrate an ingenious, selfless plan to help the couple - even though the two men are still behind bars!

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Cast
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Dan Dailey

William 'Bill' Kluggs
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Corinne Calvet

Yvonne Le Tete
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Colleen Townsend

Marjorie 'Marge' Fettles
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William Demarest

Herman Kluggs
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Jimmy Lydon

Charles 'Charlie' Fettles (as James Lydon)
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Lloyd Corrigan

Maj. Adams
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Evelyn Varden

Mrs. Gertrude Kluggs
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Luis Alberni

Barman (uncredited)
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Michael Alvarez

Soldier (uncredited)
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Beau Anderson

Soldier (uncredited)
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Frank Baker

Bit part (uncredited)
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Jack Barnett

Soldier (uncredited)
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Gregg Barton

Colonel (uncredited)
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Norman Bergman

Musician (uncredited)
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Whit Bissell

Lt. M.J. Hanley - Psychiatrist (voice) (uncredited)
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George Blagoi

German officer (uncredited)
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Jack Boyle

Soldier (uncredited)
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Frederic Brunn

German officer (uncredited)
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William Bryant

B-17 Crew Member in Cockpit (uncredited)
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Paul Bryar

French resistance fighter (uncredited)
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Peter Camlin

Andre (uncredited)
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Allen Church

Soldier (uncredited)
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Les Clark

Musician (uncredited)
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Russ Clark

Sgt. Wilson (uncredited)
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Ann Codee

French resistance fighter (uncredited)
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Gene Collins

Andy Barnes (uncredited)
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Heinie Conklin

American Legionnaire at Dance (uncredited)
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Russ Conway

Maj. J.A. White (uncredited)
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Clyde Cook

Tarjack (uncredited)
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Lloyd Dawson

Sailor Gunner (uncredited)
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Mimi Doyle

Girl at party (uncredited)
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Michael Dugan

Aide (uncredited)
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Johnny Duncan

Soldier (uncredited)
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James Eagles

Reporter (uncredited)
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George Edwards

Tail gunner (uncredited)
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Robert Einer

Lt. Bagley (uncredited)
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Barney Elmore

Musician (uncredited)
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James Flavin

Gen. Brevort (uncredited)
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Everett Glass

Colonel J.W. Hollingsworth (uncredited)
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Clarke Gordon

Marine officer (uncredited)
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Wilton Graff

General Chester Jans (uncredited)
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Fred Graham

Corporal (uncredited)
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Alan Hale Jr.

Laughing sergeant at dance (uncredited)
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Charles Halton

Mr. Fettles (uncredited)
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Sam Harris

Hospital patient (uncredited)
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Joe Hartman

Soldier (uncredited)
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Paul Harvey

Brig. Gen. Lamson (uncredited)
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William Hawes

Musician (uncredited)
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Don Hayden

Flight instructor (uncredited)
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Gil Herman

Lt. Cmdr. Crown (uncredited)
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Don Hicks

Soldier (uncredited)
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Robin Hughes

Marine officer (uncredited)
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Tim Huntley

Britain captain (uncredited)
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Ray Hyke

Maj. Crawford (uncredited)
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Frank Johnson

(uncredited)
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Ted Jordan

Gunner #1 (uncredited)
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Larry Keating

Gen. G. 'Larry' Reeding (uncredited)
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Kenner G. Kemp

'Butch' - Officer at Meeting (uncredited)
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Don Kohler

American colonel (uncredited)
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Harry Lauter

Aide (uncredited)
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Fred Libby

Aide (uncredited)
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Ken Lynch

(uncredited)
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Cliff Lyons

Churchgoer (uncredited)
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J. Farrell MacDonald

Druggist (uncredited)
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Lee MacGregor

French resistance fighter (uncredited)
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Harry Mack

Soldier (uncredited)
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George Magrill

Chief Petty Officer (uncredited)
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Mike Mahoney

Corporal - Hanley's Aide (uncredited)
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Hank Mann

American Legionnaire at Dance (uncredited)
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Mae Marsh

Mrs. Fettles (uncredited)
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Mickey McCardle

Gunner #2 (uncredited)
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Keith McConnell

British lieutenant (uncredited)
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John McGuire

Major L.T. Moore (uncredited)
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John McKee

Andy - B-17 Co-Pilot (uncredited)
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David McMahon

Col. Ainsley (uncredited)
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Louis Mercier

French resistance fighter (uncredited)
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Vera Miles

Girl next to laughing sergeant (uncredited)
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Edwin Mills

Navigator (uncredited)
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John Mitchum

Schreves (uncredited)
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Alberto Morin

French resistance fighter (uncredited)
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Peter Ortiz

Piere (French resistance fighter) (uncredited)
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Robert Patten

Corporal (uncredited)
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Jack Pennick

Sgt. Briggs' instructor (uncredited)
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Frank Pershing

Maj. Bickford (uncredited)
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Paul Picerni

Kerrigan (uncredited)
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Otto Reichow

Gestapo agent (uncredited)
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Dan Riss

Gen. Adams (uncredited)
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Felippa Rock

Auxiliary Air Force woman (uncredited)
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Carol Savage

Auxiliary Air Force woman (uncredited)
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John Shulick

Pilot (uncredited)
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Mickey Simpson

Kerrigan - Military Policeman (uncredited)
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George Spaulding

Judge Tate (uncredited)
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Harry Strang

Sergeant (uncredited)
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Gilchrist Stuart

British lieutenant (uncredited)
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Don Summers

Sherve (MP) (uncredited)
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Charles Tannen

Voice of Radio Announcer (uncredited)
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Harry Tenbrook

Joe (taxi driver) (uncredited)
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Tiny Timbrell

Musician (uncredited)
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Kenneth Tobey

Lt. K. Geiger (uncredited)
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Charles Trowbridge

Gen. Merrill (uncredited)
Crew
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John Ford

Director
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

When Willie Comes Marching Home/Up the River

(DVD)

12/4/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

When Willie Comes Marching Home

(DVD, THINpak)

12/4/2007

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