Although allergic to kissing girls, Seaman Melvin Jones, through a fluke TV appearance, gets the undeserved reputation of a great kisser dubbed "Mr. Temptation" and is pursued by amorous young females.
Herman owes a lot of gambling debts. To pay them off, he promises the mob he'll fix a horse, so that it does not run. He intends to trick his animal-loving cousin, Virgil, an apprentice ... See full summary »
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
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 »
During the "The Parachute Jump" number, Chick keeps missing his cue to sing the words and hold notes. See more »
There's nothing to it. You get on a plane, you go up 20,000 feet, jump out, and your chute opens automatically.
Yeah? What if it doesn't open?
Then you pull your reserve parachute.
What if that doesn't open?
Well, we haven't had a complaint yet... from a guy whose shoot didn't open.
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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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