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The Horizontal Lieutenant (1962)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance, War | 18 April 1962 (USA)
A military comedy about a luckless army intelligence lieutenant who finds himself stationed on a remote island army outpost during World War II, where all the action is between the sheets.

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1944. Hapless Second Lieutenant Merle Wye of the US army's intelligence service is dismayed that he has not seen any action - he imagining himself as a suave undercover agent, worming secrets out of exotic female spies - instead being confined to a desk job in Honolulu. For non-military reasons, Merle is assigned a new posting - his first field job - that on the South Pacific island of Rodahan. He eventually learns that both his job on Rodahan and the posting in general are rather innocuous, as the Americans liberated Rodahan from the Japanese eight months ago, there has been no action there ever since, and as such it is a rather quiet, idyllic locale. All the Japanese soldiers on the island surrendered at the time, that is all except one, a man named Kobayashi, who is unarmed and seen as being harmless because of it. Merle's job is to locate and bring in Kobayashi, solely because he has been pilfering luxury goods from the US army commissary and officers' quarters the last little ... Written by Huggo

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It's the funniest service comedy since the War of 1812! See more »

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Comedy | Romance | War

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Caccia al tenente  »

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Referenced in Password All-Stars: Kitty Carlisle vs. Jack Carter (1962) See more »

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How About You?
Performed in English and Japanese
Music by Burton Lane
English lyrics by Ralph Freed
Performed by Miyoshi Umeki
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A Must for all Jim Hutton Fans!
5 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

Great Movie! And I agree with Mr. Larkin: Jim Hutton was taken from us MUCH too soon. I loved everything he did in TV & movies. And I miss him greatly..Overall, watch this movie--you won't be sorry! :-)


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