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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
Marie Wilson ...
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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Charles Dingle ...
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
Louise Beavers ...
Artamesa, Jo's Maid
Omar N. Bradley ...
Vince Townsend Jr. ...
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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Private Rosalind
1 May 2011 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Snobby Washington socialite Rosalind Russell (as Josephine "Jo" McBain) joins the Women's Army Corps (WAC) in order to keep an eye on young boyfriend William Ching (as Schuyler "Sky" Fairchild). Ms. Russell, who temptingly asks, "Can you tell me where to go?" on arrival, isn't prepared for either the rigors of basic training or the interference of ex-husband Paul Douglas (as Andrew "Andy" McBain). Russell displays some good comic timing, but this re-make of her CBS-TV "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars" (1951) is stretched far too thin. Moreover, parts of the situation are simply embarrassing, like seeing a towel-clad Russell smoking a cigarette ("inhale, exhale") during her physical. Bosomy blonde Marie Wilson (as Danger O'Dowd) is an arousing companion.

*** Never Wave at a WAC (1/28/53) Norman Z. McLeod ~ Rosalind Russell, Paul Douglas, Marie Wilson, William Ching


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