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Never Wave at a WAC (1953)

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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. ... 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
Arleen Whelan ...
Sgt. Toni Wayne
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Sgt. Norbert 'Noisy' Jackson
Hillary Brooke ...
First Lt. Phyllis Turnbull
Charles Dingle ...
Sen. Tom Reynolds
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Capt. Murchinson, Company CO
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Gen. Ned Prager
Frieda Inescort ...
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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28 January 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

N'embrassez pas les WACs  »

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Private Rosalind
30 May 2006 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

The plot of this movie is more than a little similar to "Private Benjamin." It's fun to see Rosalind Russell as a sort of WASP version of Goldie Hawn, indignant at the treatment she's being given in the WACs. The first half of this film is nearly a laugh a minute, but it bogs down in the second half when it does duty as a propaganda film and tries to put a button on the story line.

I found a DVD copy of this included on one of those discs that cram several movies on to one disc and cost very little. The title of the disc is "Comedy Classics" and includes (along with "Never Wave At a WAC") "New Faces," "Hazel Flagg," "The Smallest Show on Earth," and five others.

This movie is well worth the effort to locate, if only to see the scene in the doctor's office, Miss Russell with cigarette in hand.


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