Nightclub comic Hap Smith assumes the identity of another soldier so he can tour army bases in a revue with his ex-partner Chuck Allen.

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Hap Smith, nightclub entertainer, has a new act since his former partner Chick Allen joined the army: with lovely new partner Betsy Carter, Hap plays a clownish parody of a soldier. Meanwhile, Chick is organizing a soldier show at Fort Benning and finds he needs his old partner's help. To get onto the base, Hap impersonates a hapless real soldier, Dogface Dolan; but circumstances force them to prolong the masquerade, creating an increasingly tangled Army-sized snafu. Written by Anonymous

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IT'S A RIP-ROARING RIOT! When Dean and Jerry Reach For Their Rip-Cords...

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11 June 1952 (USA)  »

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Parachutiste malgré lui  »

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Some right-wing political figures criticized the film because writers Robert Lees, Frederic I. Rinaldo, Brian Marlow and Richard Weil, who is credited with additional dialogue, were accused of being Communists or Communist sympathizers during the "Red Scare" era of the House Committee on Un-American Activities hearings, which were convened to ferret out those in the film industry suspected of being Communists or sympathizers. See more »

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During the "The Parachute Jump" number, Chick keeps missing his cue to sing the words and hold notes. See more »

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Chick Allen: There's nothing to it. You get on a plane, you go up 20,000 feet, jump out, and your chute opens automatically.
Hap Smith: Yeah? What if it doesn't open?
Chick Allen: Then you pull your reserve parachute.
Hap Smith: What if that doesn't open?
Chick Allen: Well, we haven't had a complaint yet... from a guy whose shoot didn't open.
[Laughs]
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Featured in The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender (1997) See more »

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KEEP A LITTLE DREAM HANDY
Music by Jerry Livingston
Lyrics by Mack David
Performed by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
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THE BEST MARTIN AND LEWIS MOVIE
18 September 2000 | by (Great Lakes IL) – See all my reviews

Jumping Jacks though early in the careers of Martin and Lewis personified and solidified the act as comedians. Though it was relatively the end of their comedy team, this movie only proved they had more fun and slap stick to come. Fantastic laugh a minute movie with a few Martin songs which are equally as good. If you have never seen a Martin and Lewis movie this is the one to see.


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