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Alvin Corwin is low man on the totem pole, and goes from one mishap to another at an army training camp in World War II.

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Mike Kellin ...
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Dick Stabile ...
Tommy Farrell ...
Cpl. Clark
Frank Hyers ...
Cpl. Shaughnessy
Danny Dayton ...
Supply Sgt. Miller (as Dan Dayton)
William Mendrek ...
Capt. Ernest Caldwell
Kenneth Forbes ...
Lt. Davenport
Paul Livermore ...
Pvt. Jack Edwards
Ty Perry ...
Lt. Terray
Jean Ruth ...
Millie
Angela Greene ...
Mrs. Deborah Caldwell
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Helen Palmer
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Alvin Corwin is low man on the totem pole, and goes from one mishap to another at an army training camp in World War II.

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THE FUNNIEST PICTURE EVER! (re-release print ad - all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Musical | Romance | War

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17 January 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Krach mit der Kompanie  »

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In the scene where Sgt. McVay is checking for dust, he wipes his dirty fingers on Corwin's shirt, leaving a dirty smudge. On the next shot, Corwin's shirt is clean again. See more »

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References Going My Way (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral (That's an Irish Lullaby)
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Music and Lyrics by J.R. Shannon
Sung by Dean Martin
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Great musical comedy, featuring Jerry Lewis at his slapstick best.
14 January 1999 | by (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a fun WWII-era B&W movie, full of Jerry Lewis and his ridiculous goofiness! Featuring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in their first collaboration, this film gave our family some wonderful laugh relief from our January, cabin-fever suffering.

Jerry is a hapless private and Dean is the bossy First Sergeant of a slipshod platoon at a stateside training base. Jerry and Dean were friends who grew up in the same neighborhood before Uncle Sam made GIs out of them. All of the stereotypical military comedy characters are present, including the loudmouth drill instructor, the conniving supply sergeant, the doting corporal and the bumbling, hen-pecked company commander.

Most of the action takes place in the orderly room, but our favorite scene involved Jerry singing a love song...I don't want to reveal any more details, but I think Jim Carrey may have studied acting by watching Jerry Lewis movies.

My kids liked this film more than (the original) "The Nutty Professor", because of its lighter tone. I rate this comedy "8" on a scale of 1 to 10, and highly recommend it!


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