Best Foot Forward (1943) / MGM Pictures
Directed By: Edward Buzzell
Starring: Lucille Ball, June Allyson, Nancy Walker, Gloria DeHaven, William Gaxton, & Virginia Weidler
Costumes: Irene (Supervisor)
It is WWII and one of the biggest stars that Bud Hooper (Tommy Dix) pines after is no other than Lucille Ball. At Bud's millitary academy he is a cadet and sorely wants the screen actress to be his date at the acadmey's prom. To get the message out there Bud writes a letter pleading that the actress comes and becomes his date. With Bud's fingers crossed the letter is sent and arrives to Lucy and her publicity man Jack O'Reily (Gaxton).
What ends up is more slapstick fun where we find Lucy's dress being torn at the dance to shreds and more laugh out loud moments. Lucy finds out that from all these games being done that Bud is in deep trouble and is not going to graduate.....can Lucy come to the rescue and help Bud graduate and will Helen and Bud get back together, watch the 1940's MGM comedy/musical!