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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.

Director:

Hal Walker

Writers:

James B. Allardice (based on a play by), Fred F. Finklehoffe (written for the screen by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Martin ... 1st Sgt. Vic Puccinelli
Jerry Lewis ... Pfc. Alvin Korwin
Mike Kellin ... Sgt. McVey
Jimmie Dundee Jimmie Dundee ... Eddie
Dick Stabile Dick Stabile ... Pvt. Pokey
Tommy Farrell ... Cpl. Clark
Frank Hyers ... Cpl. Shaughnessy
Danny Dayton ... Supply Sgt. Miller (as Dan Dayton)
William Mendrek William Mendrek ... Capt. Ernest Caldwell
Kenneth Forbes Kenneth Forbes ... Lt. Davenport
Paul Livermore Paul Livermore ... Pvt. Jack Edwards
Ty Perry Ty Perry ... Lt. Terray
Jean Ruth Jean Ruth ... Millie
Angela Greene ... Mrs. Deborah Caldwell
Polly Bergen ... 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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America's Funniest Guys Are GI's! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical | War

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El tonto del batallón See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

It was filmed from July through August 1949, and released on December 30, 1950 by Paramount. It was re-released in 1958 by OMAT Pictures. See more »

Goofs

For the first half of the opening song, "Beans", Alvin has a bandage on his finger (left hand, middle finger). Halfway through the song, the bandage disappears. See more »

Quotes

Pfc. Alvin Korwin: I'm warning you, you're driving me crazy.
1st Sgt. Vic Puccinelli: That's no drive, that's a short putt!
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Connections

References Going My Way (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Swanee River
Written by Stephen Foster
Played by the band
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Martin & Lewis Take on Uncle Sam
7 May 2004 | by RobboWaggsSee all my reviews

1st Off, Great Movie. I was in the Army, and I can tell you the orderly room sequences were very realistic, much more like the Army I was in than lets say From Here to Eternity. The First Sgt, the Company Commander, The Supply Sgt, The Platoon Sgt and the Privates were just too hilarious & realistic to believe. Along with the great Musical & Comedy skits by Dean & Jerry I rate this movie much higher than some of their later ones, ie, "The Caddy" & "Thats My Boy".

But all in all I recommend the viewer to watch this movie in its entirety and if the viewer happens to have served in the military before, I guarantee this will ring the remember bell of the funny & not so funny times of their military service. Along with films like "Stripes" this one is a keeper. Check it out.


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