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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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Cast overview:
Jo McBain
Andrew McBain
Clara Schneiderman / Danger O'Dowd
Lt. Col. Schuyler 'Sky' Fairchild
Sgt. Toni Wayne
Sgt. Norbert 'Noisy' Jackson
First Lt. Phyllis Turnbull
Charles Dingle ...
Sen. Tom Reynolds
Capt. Murchinson, Company CO
Gen. Ned Prager
Lily Mae Gorham
Artamesa, Jo's Maid
Omar N. Bradley ...
Vince Townsend Jr. ...
Henry, Jo's Servant


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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Release Date:

28 January 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

N'embrassez pas les WACs  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 15 February 1953 (1953) See more »

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Not terribly deep, but not a waste, either.
28 March 2003 | by (Pocono Summit, PA) – See all my reviews

Ex-soldier's civilian job (improving uniforms) requires him to continue co-ordinating with the military. His socialite ex-wife's boyfriend is a Colonel, ordered to Paris. To be near the officer, the spoiled gal (Rosalind Russell) joins the WACS, expecting her elbow-rubbing father to smoothen her ride, but dad sees service as a means of tightening the reigns on her, so, she "starts from the bottom." To make matters worse, ex-hubby crosses paths with - and makes life more difficult for - her, although he eventually mellows toward her. Companion plot follows showgirl-turned-WAC's romance with Sergeant. But viewers of this film will discover whether Roz seeks boyfriend's or former husband's next stop. Not terribly deep but not a waste, either.

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