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The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell (1968)

 -  Comedy | War  -  8 May 1968 (USA)
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Sgt. O'Farrell an Army soldier on an island in the South Pacific during World War II is trying to bring the two basics of life to his fellow servicemen, women and beer. The supply ship ... See full summary »

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Sgt. O'Farrell an Army soldier on an island in the South Pacific during World War II is trying to bring the two basics of life to his fellow servicemen, women and beer. The supply ship carrying the beer is torpedoed and the contingent of nurses consists of six males and ugly nurse Nellie Krause. If he could at least try to salvage the shipment of beer. Written by laird-3

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As is typical of Hope's period comedies, there are many anachronistic gags in the film; e.g. references to television re-runs, a reference to Burt Lancaster in 'From Here to Eternity', the hairstyles of the women and the bathing suit worn by Gina Lollobrigida. See more »

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Pvt. Johnny Bannon: Sarge, movie starts in about five minutes. It's a double feature, Sarge. Two Bing Crosby pictures.
Sgt. Dan O'Farrell: Bite your tongue.
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Beer Barrel Polka
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Music by Jaromir Vejvoda
Heard as a theme when the beer cans surface
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Bob Hope Wages War for Beer
27 June 1999 | by (Canyon Lake, Texas) – See all my reviews

Really funny plot drives this silly film regarding the boredom faced by soldiers in the Pacific during WWII. After the Japanese torpedo Hope's beer supply, he takes matters into his own hands to improve morale.

His effort to bring women on the island, only gets him male nurses and Phylis Diller. Although the plot drags a bit, and Hope's pranks seem dated, this is still a good flick with lots of harmless laughs. However, if you are politically correct, you will probably be offended.


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