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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
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Krach mit der Kompanie  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Although Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin had appeared together in films twice before, this marks their first starring vehicle as a comedy duo. See more »

Goofs

For the first half of the opening song, "Beans", Alvin has a bandage on his finger (left hand, middle finger). Halfway through the song, the bandage disappears. 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

References Going My Way (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral (That's an Irish Lullaby)
(uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by J.R. Shannon
Sung by Dean Martin
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At War In The Army
26 July 2010 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

'At War With The Army' starts off a bit messy and much of the humour feels a little dated. The first half hour is a little out of place but some of the jokes get you through it. However, it is the latter half that I enjoyed the most. The slapstick and situational comedies keep the viewer highly entertained, whether it's the sequence with Lewis dressed in drag and adjusting his voice trying to sound like a woman (having the effect opposite to the intended). I also enjoyed the songs in this part of the movie. It is perhaps common opinion that Martin and Lewis are a formidable comedic duo on screen. Their impressions in the final sequence and the on screen banter are amongst the highlights of 'At War With The Army' and the plus, easily outweigh the negative. This may not be the best of what the duo have accomplished but thanks to them it's good enough entertainment.


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