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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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During WW2, Sgt. O'Farrell's Pacific unit is demoralized when a Japanese submarine torpedoes an American supply ship containing beer. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Phyllis Diller: 1917-2012
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Not Hope's Best See more (13 total) »

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Directed by
Frank Tashlin 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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 Nelson .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Igo Kantor .... editorial supervisor
Leonard Kwitt .... assistant film editor
 
Location Management
Wally Samson .... location manager
 
Music Department
John Caper Jr. .... music editor
Albert Sendrey .... orchestrator
 
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Connie Bulmer .... film librarian
Kay Thackery .... script supervisor
Harriet Medin .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
 
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92 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Mono | Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)
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Anachronisms: 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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Nurse Nellie Krause:Hey! Be careful! You want to muss my hair?See more »
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Featured in About Schmidt (2002)See more »
Soundtrack:
How Dry I AmSee more »

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Not Hope's Best, 21 April 2001
Author: aesgaard41 from United States

I'm a big fan of Bob Hope's movies. Some of his earliest works are superior to even his Road films with old what's his name. By the time this movie came around, you could tell he was running out of material. With a nod from the series, McHale's Navy, he plays a sergeant who just about runs his own military base, but when a state of prohibition hits the island, he takes it upon himself to get beer to his buddies with the help of a Japanese deserter hiding out on the island. Now that the men have beer, they start looking for another male vice: women. With another nod to Paint Your Wagon, they lure several female nurses to an island along with Phyllis Diller who pursues Hope like a love-sick school girl. It's an underestimated comedy as he tries to stay ahead of his superior and love-starved Diller. The movie drags a bit in some places, but I'm sure only die-hard fans of Bob Hope will enjoy it.

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