We we’re lured in with Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five’s rendition of Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t, yet we’ve discovered Follow the Boys from 1944 offers so much more! Releasing morale-boosting movies full of huge and not-so huge stars to send over sea’s to Soldiers and to Patriots in America would constitute as a wartime effort from Major Film Studios during World War II.
Featuring everyone from Donald O’Connor to the Andrew Sisters to Orson Welles to W.C. Fields to George Raft to Marlene Dietrich, and dozens of the other Universal players, Follow the Boys is a ‘modern’ Vaudeville-esque extravaganza full of all kinds of performances to entertain, and we mildly believe that efforts such as this helped win the War.
Nazis, prostitutes and horrors! Welcome to Salon Kitty. Kitty runs a brothel in Nazi Germany where the soldiers come to “relax”. Recording devices have been installed in each room by a power-hungry army official who plans to use the information to blackmail Hitler and gain power himself. A girl named Margherita discovers the little ploy and with Kitty’s help plans to take on the dangerous task of exposing the conspiracy.
The movie was actually based off of the Salon Kitty incident during WWII when the Gestapo took over a brothel in Berlin (called “Salon Kitty”) and used it as a place to find traitors and enemies of the regime. Basically, all the whores were spies and fucked both German and foreign political figures while trying to extract information out of them.