LUCY'S MOVIE GUIDE
Thousands Cheer (1943)
(featuring Lucille Ball as herself)
Eddy Marsh (Gene Kelly) wants to put on a Big Show for his fellow serviceman. Along the way, Eddy falls in love with Kathryn Jones (Kathryn Grayson), the daughter of Colonel William Jones (John Boles).
Trapeze artist Eddie Marsh is a new military recruit with an entertainer's spirit. Eddie decides he'd like to organize a grand performance for his fellow soldiers, but is distracted when he meets the lovely Kathyrn.
Eddie and Kathyrn have chemistry, but the girl's father, Col. Bill Jones, disapproves of the romance. Undeterred, Eddie does his best to put on the show of a lifetime and earn the blessing of the curmudgeonly colonel.
Special Notes: Produced at the height of the Second World War, the film was intended as a morale booster for American troops and their families.