6.5/10
262
8 user

Wake Me When It's Over (1960)

Approved | | Comedy | 10 June 1960 (West Germany)
Gus Brubaker has been drafted... again. Due to a clerical error, Gus finds himself deployed to a little Japanese island where everyone is bored to death. So Gus decided to build a hotel and hire locals to run the place.

Director:

Writers:

, (novel)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Two Air Force friends have fun during their enlistment.

Director: Jack Webb
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jack Webb, Martha Hyer
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Beyond Barney, it's Don Knotts - tied up in laughter!

Stars: Don Knotts
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A mobster tricks an ex-boxer and his manager to take part in a series of (fixed) fights as part of a scheme to get his hands on an old boxing gym.

Director: Michael Preece
Stars: Tim Conway, Don Knotts, David Wayne
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Don Knotts is Hollis Figg, the dumbest bookkeeper in town. When the city fathers buy a second-hand computer to cover up their financial shenanigans, they promote Figg to look after things, ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Rafkin
Stars: Don Knotts, Joe Flynn, Edward Andrews
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A pardoned stagecoach robber, becomes government agent and marries a naive unsuspecting east-coast dentist in order to join a wagon train and catch the smugglers who have been selling guns to the Indians.

Director: Alan Rafkin
Stars: Don Knotts, Barbara Rhoades, Jackie Coogan
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After five years lost at sea, a missing wife thought long dead returns just after her husband remarries.

Director: Michael Gordon
Stars: Doris Day, James Garner, Polly Bergen
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

This spoof of the Sherlock Holmes stories finds Inspector Winship and Dr. Tart investigating a strange death in a possibly haunted mansion, while dealing with the beautiful heiress and the ... See full summary »

Director: Lang Elliott
Stars: Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Trisha Noble
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In a futuristic world, the USA decides to send a married couple of astronauts to its moon base in order to prevent any improper contact with the Soviet female cosmonauts manning the USSR moon base.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Jerry Lewis, Connie Stevens, Robert Morley
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In post-WW2 France, U.S. Army hospital private Hogan and Captain Locke try to outwit one another on issues such as wooing pretty nurses, accounting for missing medical supplies, organizing unauthorized dances and influencing their C.O.

Director: Richard Quine
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, Kathryn Grant
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Will Stockdale is a country bumpkin drafted into the Air Force and too dumb to realize he's driving everyone around him crazy, no one more than Sergeant King.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick, Nick Adams
I Love a Mystery (TV Movie 1973)
Crime | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Three insurance investigators search for a mysterious billionaire.

Director: Leslie Stevens
Stars: Ida Lupino, Les Crane, David Hartman
The Love God? (1969)
Certificate: M Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Abner Audubon Peacock (Don Knotts) is the publisher of a bird-watcher's magazine which is converted into a girlie mag by an unscrupulous operator Osborn Tremaine (Edmond O'Brien).

Director: Nat Hiken
Stars: Don Knotts, Anne Francis, Edmond O'Brien
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Capt. Charlie Stark
...
Gus Brubaker
...
Lt. Nora McKay
...
Captain Dave 'Doc' Farrington
...
Ume Tanaka (as Nobu Atsumi McCarthy)
...
Sgt. Percy Warren
...
Sgt. Sam Weiscoff
...
Marge Brubaker
...
Col. Archie Hollingsworth
...
Joab Martinson
...
Hap Cosgrove
Tommy Nishimura ...
Pvt. Jim (Mushy) Harigawa
...
Gen. Weigang
...
Col. Dowling
Frank Behrens ...
Maj. Bigelow
Edit

Storyline

Gus Brubaker has been drafted... again. Due to a clerical error, Gus finds himself deployed to a little Japanese island where everyone is bored to death. So Gus decided to build a hotel and hire locals to run the place.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

G.I.s on the loose with 100 Geisha Girls...on a forgotten island in the South Pacific...WOW!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 June 1960 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Unrasiert und fern der Heimat  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Long time baseball announcer Vin Scully makes an appearance as a radio announcer covering the trial. See more »

Quotes

Doc Farrington: I know that if a man has a compound fracture and a headache, you put on a tourniquet before you give him an aspirin.
Presiding Officer at the Court-Martial: I repeat, the objection is sustained, however, I'd like to agree Doctor. If the medical profession were operated by trained legal minds, the human race would have died out shortly after Adam appeared.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Inventing the Abbotts (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Wake Me When It's Over
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Sung by Andy Williams
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Heavy-handed, unfunny "comedy"
8 June 2013 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Director Mervyn Leroy has done much, much, much better work over his long career than this mess. Supposedly a "comedy" about airmen at a forgotten Air Force base in Japan who turn their installation into a luxury resort hotel, everything about this picture is second-rate. Ernie Kovacs is a brilliant comedian but he plays it straight here and it doesn't work. Dick Shawn isn't a brilliant comedian and he also plays it straight--for the most part--and it doesn't work, either. The script is ham-fisted, and the supporting performances by a usually reliable cast of good character actors--Jack Warden, Don Knotts, Parley Baer and others--aren't much better than those of the leads. Former model Margo Moore--whose career didn't last very long--is around as Kovacs' love interest, but unfortunately they have absolutely no chemistry together whatsoever, and the "romance" comes across as stiff and forced, which pretty much describes the entire movie.

There are service comedies that are worse than this one--Tommy Noonan and Peter Marshall's 1959 disaster "The Rookie" comes to mind--but there are also many, many better ones. Avoid this dud.


6 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?