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The Girl He Left Behind (1956)

College students Andy Shaeffer and Susan Daniels are pinned. While Susan works hard to put herself through college, Andy sponges off his parents, his mother, Madeline Shaeffer, who in ... See full summary »

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Andy L. Shaeffer
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Susan Daniels
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Mrs. Madeline Shaeffer
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Sgt. Hanna
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Hanson
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Sgt. Clyde
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Maguire
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Preston
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Capt. Genaro
Vinton Hayworth ...
Arthur Shaeffer
Budd Knapp ...
Congressman Hardison (as Wilfred Knapp)
Les Johnson ...
Lt. Taylor
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General
Florenz Ames ...
Mr. Hillaby
Fredd Wayne ...
Sgt. Sheridan
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College students Andy Shaeffer and Susan Daniels are pinned. While Susan works hard to put herself through college, Andy sponges off his parents, his mother, Madeline Shaeffer, who in particular will give him whatever he wants. In other words, Andy is a mama's boy, which he doesn't really realize. Andy and Susan have used the word love to describe their relationship, but Susan isn't sure if that's what they are really feeling for each other or if it is solely a loveless passion. And if it is love, she isn't sure their relationship can survive without Andy taking some ownership of his life. The near end of their relationship, initiated by Susan, leads to Andy starting to flunk out of college, which in turn makes Andy a prime candidate to be drafted. During basic training at Camp Ord, California, Andy makes it clear to his superiors and his fellow privates that he doesn't want to be there and will do only what is requested of him without any extra effort. His superiors and fellow ... Written by Huggo

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It's the Big Happy Look at the New-Look Peace-Time Army! See more »

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30 August 1957 (Finland)  »

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Dokhtar-e faramoosh shodeh  »

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Trivia

Filmmakers dedicated the film to the Fifth Infantry Division and the servicemen stationed at Fort Ord in California. Portions of the film had been shot at the fort and Marion Hargrove had visited it while researching his novel. See more »

Goofs

Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful) is the motto of the Eleventh US Infantry Regiment, as well as, the motto of the US Marine Corps. See more »

Quotes

Hanson: The army never believes in beginning a new day in the sunlight if he can do it at dark.
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Connections

Featured in I Am Divine (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Honey-Babe
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Music by Max Steiner
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung by the soldiers while marching
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Excellent comedy
6 July 2004 | by (Cerritos, California) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie the week that I returned home from South Viet Nam. I have attempted to purchase a copy of the move; however, no one seems to have any knowledge of how I can get a copy of the movie. I can not find it in Cerritos, California. I would highly, recommend the movie to any movie buff who wishes to just enjoy a good movie without blood and violence. Tab Hunter is an excellent actor and he plays this role of a young man who does not desire to remain in the army perfectly. His immature love for his girlfriend is excellent for thought provoking material. The military life is portrayed in a realistic manner. This movie will aid any young man who is currently in the military in making the adjustment from civilian to military life.


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