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At War with the Army (1950)

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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Jimmie Dundee ...
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 | War

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17 January 1951 (USA)  »

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Krach mit der Kompanie  »

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Trivia

Polly Bergen receives an "introducing" credit. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Pfc. Alvin Korwin: Remember that song we wrote together?
1st Sgt. Vic Puccinelli: Yeah, what about it?
Pfc. Alvin Korwin: We got a telegram from the music publisher and he wants us to put the song on a record and send it to him right away.
1st Sgt. Vic Puccinelli: Go ahead and make a record of it.
Pfc. Alvin Korwin: No, I want you should record it.
1st Sgt. Vic Puccinelli: Get Bing Crosby.
Pfc. Alvin Korwin: I like you better.
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Connections

Featured in E! True Hollywood Story: Dean Martin (1999) See more »

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Swanee River
Written by Stephen Foster
Played by the band
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Beans! Beans! Beans!
18 September 2005 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

When one views a Martin and Lewis film, one wasn't expect much I guess. You have Lewis's patented clowning around, and Martin's singing straight man. At War with the Army is the first movie I've seen of theirs as a team (I've seen other films with them as stars separately). It's somewhat interesting to watch them as a team. They play off each other quite well, even though the material here is quite treacly and quite hammy. You can probably predict that they're Army soldiers going into one hi-jinx after another in the barracks. This is taken from a stage play, not too sure if Martin and Lewis starred in the actual play, ( my guess is that they did). Not exactly Tony material.

One thing that did surprise me though, is what a showman Jerry Lewis is. His singing and dancing along with his comic timing is quite impeccable here, a sure sign of things to come.


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