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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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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)
 
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USA:92 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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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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Maria:I don't care if the Army does come first. As long as I'm the first woman.
Sgt. Dan O'Farrell:And the last.
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Beer Barrel PolkaSee more »

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8 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Not quite so mindless fun with a message, 22 December 1998
Author: Stefan Kahrs from Canterbury, England

Many people cannot stand Bob Hope and his mannerisms, and, to be honest, I am one of them. Most of his films are little more than an extended stand-up routine of his with mostly rather predictable jokes.

But sometimes he pulled off a better film, like his Paleface movies, and this one here is even better - it must surely be the best film of his career, although most critics failed to notice it. Apart from having better jokes and a better cast than the usual Hope effort, this film even comes with a message. It is anti-racism and anti-war but it does not wear this attitude on its sleeves, it merely subverts it under the cover of slapstick comedy into the mind of the viewer. I'll be hard pushed to name another anti-war movie which brings across its message so effectively, and this is an amazing thing to say about a Bob Hope flick, given the stiff and famous competition in this field.

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