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Two Air Force friends have fun during their enlistment.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Archie Hall
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William 'Bill' Bowers
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Peggy Kramer
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Cindy Hamilton
Louis Nye ...
Pvt. Sam Beacham
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Pvt. Russell Drexler
Del Moore ...
Pvt. Frank Ostrow
Jimmy Lydon ...
Pvt. Billy Simpson (as James Lydon)
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Col. Edwin Martin
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Capt. Harry Little
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MSgt. Stanley Erlenheim
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Duty Sgt. Malcolm Greenbriar
Claudia Barrett ...
Lola
Theona Bryant ...
Daphne
Elaine Devry ...
Carole (as Elaine Davis)
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Two Air Force friends have fun during their enlistment.

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He's the Private With a Private Jeep...a Private Stock of Girls...and a Private Joke on the Whole U.S. Army!

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Comedy | Romance | War

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Release Date:

30 October 1961 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Der Held der Etappe  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound Recording)
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Trivia

The main character is based on Arch Hall Sr., director and star of films such as Eegah (1962) and Wild Guitar (1962), and was an Army buddy of the film's writer. Hall was indeed a pilot, as is his son, Arch Hall Jr. Hall was aware his friend Bowers was writing the script and was flattered and pleased. Once the film was completed and in release, Hall sued the producers of this movie for invasion of privacy. The suit was apparently dropped or settled out of court. Bowers, writing later about his friend and the incident, not only bore Hall no malice, he thought Hall's actions were consistently in character for the sharpie with whom he'd served in uniform. See more »

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Cindy Hamilton refers to Col. Edwin Martin as "Uncle Frank". See more »

Quotes

Archie Hall: ...The point I'm trying to make is about the handicap I'm under in my relation to girls.
Cindy Hamilton: What handicap?
Archie Hall: My natural honesty, my basic decency, my over-developed sense of what is right and what's wrong.
Cindy Hamilton: I could see where those things would be a handicap. I mean, even if you can't lie to a girl... even just a little?
Archie Hall: ...What were we talking about?
Cindy Hamilton: Will I see you tomorrow?
Archie Hall: Well, of course, like any soldier, I have my duties to perform.
Cindy Hamilton: Shall I pick you up here or in town?
Archie Hall: Here, if you don't mind. ...
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Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Music by Duke Ellington
Lyrics by Bob Russell
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funny, clever movie
9 January 2008 | by (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

A pity this very funny film has slipped into some sort of limbo lately, though it was common TV fare not too many years ago. It shows just how imaginative a director Jack Webb really was: the picture is full of delightful little directorial touches (most of them quite amusing). The casting of many familiar TV faces was a smart move for it gave nice roles to such stalwarts as Don Knotts, Louis Nye and Joe Flynn, to name a few.

Very highly recommended as a most pleasant comedy.

It is also a pity that some writers, like the previous reviewer, have to slander Webb's reputation by accusing him of homosexuality. It's a common libel applied to people who are conveniently dead and cannot defend themselves. I wont, of course, even dignify the writer's accusation by answering it, but will only say that Mr Webb's life and life's work speaks for itself.


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