Sgt. Bilko is in charge of the Motor Pool at an Army base. He's also a good-natured con man, providing gambling facilities for the soldiers on base. When an old enemy from his past shows up...
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Sgt. Bilko is in charge of the Motor Pool at an Army base. He's also a good-natured con man, providing gambling facilities for the soldiers on base. When an old enemy from his past shows up to inspect his records and steal away his fianceé, Sgt. Bilko has to put his skills to creative use... Written by
Early in the movie they play the same trumpet tune three times in a row. If they were trying to show what was happening at the same time it would be acceptable but the actions included the same actor. Musical or trumpet calls happen once a day to mark specific events and times, they happen once a day. See more »
During the obstacle course scene, two of Bilko's men climb the rope net but can't get down. In a medium shot there's no one is on the net, although they're present in the close-up. See more »
Pfc. Wally Holbrook:
[Pvt. Doberman is playing tug-of-war with a horse for a bet]
What's going on?
Sgt. Raquel Barbella:
It's Private Doberman, he's the one that looks sort of human. Last night in the gym he said, "I feel as strong as a horse." Some guy from Company P overheard him and said, "Yeah, for how much?". That's the golden rule around here, you don't say nothing unless you're prepared to back it up.
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"The filmmakers gratefully acknowledge the total lack of cooperation from the United States Army." See more »
This movie was under-appreciated in its theatrical release. In fact, it's a rarity these days.....a lightweight comedy that doesn't insult your intelligence. Some critics carped because it wasn't like the classic TV show, but it would have been hard (and foolish) to try and duplicate the genius of Phil Silvers. Steve Martin does a fine job of putting his own unique stamp on the character of Ernie Bilko and he's surrounded by a good supporting cast with many familiar faces. The story isn't the most intricately plotted in the world, but it doesn't have to be. The gags and one-liners come fast and furious and there are plenty of laughs.
A pleasant comedy that's good for all ages.
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