originally released in 1945
technicolor; 74 minutes
In this engagingly silly fantasy from the waning days of World War Two, Bill Morgan (Fred MacMurray) wants to serve his country but has been classified unfit for military service. While working at a local USO, Bill pursues the fickle Lucilla Powell (June Haver), never realizing that he himself is adored from afar by the sensible Sally Smith (Joan Leslie). Stum bling across an old lamp donated to a scrap drive, Bill impulsively rubs it only to produce Ali (Gene Sheldon), a bumbling genie who can't seem to do anything right. Hoping to become a hero in Lucilla's eyes, Bill asks Ali to put him in the U.S. Army. The genie gets his wires crossed, and Bill finds himself on a musical jaunt through American history where he meets and falls in love with previous versions of the beautiful Sally.