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

G | | Comedy, War | 8 May 1968 (USA)
During WW2, Sgt. O'Farrell's Pacific unit is demoralized when a Japanese submarine torpedoes an American supply ship containing beer.

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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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Comedy | War

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Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Sweet Adeline
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Music by Harry Armstrong and lyrics by Richard H. Gerard
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Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller
30 May 2002 | by (Memphis, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

I own this movie and I really did not think that it would be all that great. But I was pleasantly surprised. It's GREAT and Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller work great together. I highly recommend it. I love the two of them together. I have to say that I consider Bob Hope to be in the top 10 of funniest comedians.


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