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

G  |   |  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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When O'Farrell says they have to follow the Southern Cross to the beer, the shot of the night sky does not show this constellation at all. See more »

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Calvin Coolidge Ishimura: Don't shoot. I'm an American like you. I'm Calvin Coolidge Ishimura.
Sgt. Dan O'Farrell: Yeah and I'm Sessue Hayakawa O'Farrell.
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References Think Fast, Mr. Moto (1937) See more »

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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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Ratty little comedy belongs in the brig!
21 May 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Worst Bob Hope comedy ever (and that includes some heavy competition). Hope, stuck on an island with sailors, dreams aloud of being in a bathtub with a geisha girl "steering his ship". Somebody certainly steered this Hope-hackery over the cliff, as it features Phyllis Diller and Gina Lollobrigida and still can't work up any laughs or excitement. Frank Tashlin is to blame for the lax direction (he also had a hand in the screenplay, though I have no idea why he wanted the credit). Alan Stensvold's cinematography is an eyesore, and Hope has never seemed so square and bland. Where's Bing Crosby when you really need him? NO STARS from ****


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