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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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Throughout the film, Jerry Lewis gives a Scout salute, rather than a military salute. 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

Pvt. Jack Edwards: Hi ya Sarge. Been waiting up for me?
1st Sgt. Vic Puccinelli: How come you're late Edwards?
Pvt. Jack Edwards: I was drunk.
1st Sgt. Vic Puccinelli: I don't blame you. With a kisser like that, I'd be loaded all the time.
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Featured in The Good Girl (2002) See more »

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Tonda Wanda Hoy
Lyrics by Mack David
Music by Jerry Livingston
Sung by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis on separate occasions
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At War with the Army Review
3 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was to me one of the funniest movies ever that Dean and Jerry made together. They were absolutely great together sort of like a big brother, little brother relationship that actually worked well on screen for both them playing off of each others weaknesses and strengths. I give this movie 10 stars out of 10! I may be a bit biased since I was too young to remember much of the other comedy duos as Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello and not to take anything away from them as they were great in their own right as well e.t.c.. However, Dean and Jerry were the best ever comedic acting duo and writing this review makes me want to see this movie again real soon! I'm not sure how many times I have seen this movie but suffice it to say at least 5-10 times or more over the years. I would recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys the war time type of movie setting as it made for a great backdrop for a movie. I don't see anyone coming along to ever replace guys like Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis they were truly a once in lifetime experience of great talent and knew how to make an audience laugh and forget about their troubles even if for just a couple of hours at a time. God bless them both!


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