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8 May 1968 (USA) See more »
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War is Heck! Hic Hic Hooray! See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Phyllis Diller: 1917-2012
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An unambitious, pleasant little comedy See more (12 total) »

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Directed by
Frank Tashlin 
 
Writing credits
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Robert M. Fresco  story
John L. Greene  story
Frank Tashlin  writer

Produced by
John Beck .... producer
Bill Lawrence .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Harry Sukman 
 
Cinematography by
Alan Stensvold 
 
Film Editing by
Eda Warren 
 
Art Direction by
Robert Kinoshita 
 
Set Decoration by
Fred Price 
 
Costume Design by
Oscar Rodriguez 
 
Makeup Department
Jane Chabra .... hair stylist
Mike Moschella .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kurt Neumann .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Harold Lewis .... sound engineer
Clem Portman .... sound re-recordist
James M. Falkinburg .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Igo Kantor .... editorial supervisor
Leonard Kwitt .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
John Caper Jr. .... music editor
Albert Sendrey .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Connie Bulmer .... film librarian
Wally Samson .... location manager
Kay Thackery .... script supervisor
Harriet Medin .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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USA:92 min
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Factual errors: 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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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 PolkaSee more »

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An unambitious, pleasant little comedy, 13 April 2012
Author: ricbigi from Brazil

I have never expected a great deal from Bob Hope's comedies and know perfectly well that his films were meant to amuse their audiences in a lighthearted, unpretentious way. Hope was always the same as an actor but even his sameness was somewhat brilliant and I tend to like him. I remember having had lots of fun seeing THE PALEFACE, Paris HOLIDAY, BACHELOR IN PARADISE and other of his films. THE PRIVATE NAVY OF SGT. O'FARRELL is just an average effort. Frank Tashlin was an excellent director but this is not one of his major comedies. The plot could have resulted in a more substantial screenplay, in better devised and more entertaining comic scenes. The film has an obvious 60's look and no effort was made to give it a more authentic 40's atmosphere. Hope and Diller are their usual selves, and occasionally make one laugh. Gina Lollobrigida is as beautiful as ever but has very little to do. As usual, she is merely seen as a decorative presence. She could be so much more, as we know from films such as COME September, HOTEL PARADISO and BUONA SERA, MRS. CAMPBELL. Mylène Demongeot does a sort of cameo. It would have been to the film's advantage to give her more screen time.

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