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Never Wave at a WAC (1953)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy, Romance | 28 January 1953 (USA)
A divorced socialite decides to join the Army because she hopes it will enable her to see more of her boyfriend, a Colonel. She soon encounters many difficulties with the Army lifestyle. ... See full summary »

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Jo McBain
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Andrew McBain
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Clara Schneiderman / Danger O'Dowd
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Lt. Col. Schuyler 'Sky' Fairchild
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Sgt. Toni Wayne
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Sgt. Norbert 'Noisy' Jackson
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Sen. Tom Reynolds
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Capt. Murchinson, Company CO
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Gen. Ned Prager
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Lily Mae Gorham
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Artamesa, Jo's Maid
Omar N. Bradley ...
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Henry, Jo's Servant
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A divorced socialite decides to join the Army because she hopes it will enable her to see more of her boyfriend, a Colonel. She soon encounters many difficulties with the Army lifestyle. Moreover, her ex-husband is working as a consultant with the Army, and he uses his position to disrupt her romantic plans by making her join a group of WACs who are testing new equipment. Written by Snow Leopard

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N'embrassez pas les WACs  »

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Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 15 February 1953 (1953) See more »

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Refreshing, Innocent & Undemanding
9 April 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This comparatively little known film, with the extremely unlikely storyline is, nevertheless a joy to watch. It is pure escapism with more than a hint of nostalgia for those of us of a certain age. The script is good with some nice one-liners, but because the plot itself is obviously rather weak things become a little laboured. I doubt it would come over as successfully as it does, where it not for the one and only Rosalind Russell - ever able to combine excellent dramatic and comedic acting with the epitome of Hollywood glamour. And where oh where would it have been without that stalwart, always believable, and I think much underrated actor, Paul Douglas as Russell's long suffering ex husband.

If you feel like some light hearted 1950s entertainment you could do a lot worse.


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