Two Air Force friends have fun during their enlistment.

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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
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Pvt. Frank Ostrow
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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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30 October 1961 (Sweden)  »

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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

Pvt. Russell Drexler: And maybe you haven't given any thought to how much you are a sitting duck in one of those things.
Archie Hall: Aw, now, what is a sitting duck but a duck that just happens to be sitting?
Pvt. Sam Beacham: [Sarcastically] "What is a DEAD duck but a duck that just happens to be DEAD?"
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At Last
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
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Bob Mitchum as Arch Hall
6 August 2002 | by (Boston earth) – See all my reviews

I had to note that the title character is none other than the producer of the Bad Film classics Wild Guitar, Eegah (also director) the Thrill Killers, and the Choppers. He is also the Dad of "star" Arch Hall Jr. Another great Webb film, and the only one he did with Mitchum. Webb should be better known for his film and radio work.


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