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The Rookie (1959)

 -  Comedy  -  December 1959 (USA)
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Pvt. Thomas Noonan and Sgt. Pete Marshall are both vying for the hand of Lili Marlene. After World War II ends, the three of them get stranded on a remote island. Two Japanese sailors, unaware that the war has ended, arrive on the island.

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Cast overview:
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Pvt. Thomas Patrick 'Tommy' Noonan / Japanese Submarine Sailor
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MSgt. Pete Marshall / Japanese Submarine Sailor (as Pete Marshall)
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Jerry Lester ...
Jerry Mann
Claude Stroud ...
Col. Taylor
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Maj. Evert
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Medical Corpsman
Vince Barnett ...
1st Janitor
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Lt. Pat Sumner
Richard Reeves ...
Bruce - Military Police Sergeant
Don Corey ...
Cook
Rodney Bell ...
2nd Janitor
George Eldredge ...
Gen. Bechtel
Peter Leeds ...
Seville Quare
Patrick O'Moore ...
Ship's Captain Weiss
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Pvt. Thomas Noonan and Sgt. Pete Marshall are both vying for the hand of Lili Marlene. After World War II ends, the three of them get stranded on a remote island. Two Japanese sailors, unaware that the war has ended, arrive on the island.

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First and only directorial effort from George O'Hanlon. See more »

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28 August 2013 | by (North Jersey) – See all my reviews

Tommy Noonan left us far too soon; and here he gets to show off his talents; him and Peter Marshall as the Japanese Submarine crew--that is funny--and the way they bounce off a young Julie Newmar ( not literally)is great--the sequence where Julie shouts "I Love you" to departing Noonan--and her agent Jerry Lester says "that was corny" Julie responses by saying that was as "Good as Bette Davis" and walks away; Lester thinks for a moment and says "Hey, Bette Davis is pretty good"---now that is FUNNY...watch for this film on FMC--and hey, you gotta love to look at Julie--wonderful...and yes, Marshall and Noonan are a fine team; years of one-nighters in clubs, they know each other very well--toss in Joe Besser--"I hate you"; funny funny


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