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At War with the Army (1950)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, War | 17 January 1951 (USA)
Alvin Corwin is low man on the totem pole, and goes from one mishap to another at an army training camp in World War II.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... 1st Sgt. Vic Puccinelli
... Pfc. Alvin Korwin
... Sgt. McVey
Jimmie Dundee ... Eddie
Dick Stabile ... Pvt. Pokey
... Cpl. Clark
Frank Hyers ... Cpl. Shaughnessy
... Supply Sgt. Miller (as Dan Dayton)
William Mendrek ... Capt. Ernest Caldwell
Kenneth Forbes ... Lt. Davenport
Paul Livermore ... Pvt. Jack Edwards
Ty Perry ... Lt. Terray
Jean Ruth ... Millie
... Mrs. Deborah Caldwell
... Helen Palmer
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Alvin Corwin is low man on the totem pole, and goes from one mishap to another at an army training camp in World War II.

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THE FUNNIEST PICTURE EVER! (re-release print ad - all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Musical | War

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17 January 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Krach mit der Kompanie  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Throughout the film, Jerry Lewis gives a Scout salute, rather than a military salute. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Sgt. McVay is checking for dust, he wipes his dirty fingers on Corwin's shirt, leaving a dirty smudge. On the next shot, Corwin's shirt is clean again. See more »

Quotes

Cpl. Clark: Ours is not to reason why. Ours but to do or die.
Millie: That's cute!
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Connections

References Going My Way (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral (That's an Irish Lullaby)
(uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by J.R. Shannon
Sung by Dean Martin
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Beans! Beans! Beans!
18 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

When one views a Martin and Lewis film, one wasn't expect much I guess. You have Lewis's patented clowning around, and Martin's singing straight man. At War with the Army is the first movie I've seen of theirs as a team (I've seen other films with them as stars separately). It's somewhat interesting to watch them as a team. They play off each other quite well, even though the material here is quite treacly and quite hammy. You can probably predict that they're Army soldiers going into one hi-jinx after another in the barracks. This is taken from a stage play, not too sure if Martin and Lewis starred in the actual play, ( my guess is that they did). Not exactly Tony material.

One thing that did surprise me though, is what a showman Jerry Lewis is. His singing and dancing along with his comic timing is quite impeccable here, a sure sign of things to come.


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