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Never Wave at a WAC (1953)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy, Romance | 28 January 1953 (USA)
A shallow society matron is urged by her senator father to join the Women's Army Corps.

Director:

Norman Z. McLeod

Writers:

Ken Englund (screenplay), Frederick Kohner (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Rosalind Russell ... Jo McBain
Paul Douglas ... Andrew McBain
Marie Wilson ... Clara Schneiderman / Danger O'Dowd
William Ching ... Lt. Col. Schuyler 'Sky' Fairchild
Arleen Whelan ... Sgt. Toni Wayne
Leif Erickson ... Sgt. Norbert 'Noisy' Jackson
Hillary Brooke ... First Lt. Phyllis Turnbull
Charles Dingle ... Sen. Tom Reynolds
Lurene Tuttle ... Capt. Murchinson
Regis Toomey ... Gen. Ned Prager
Frieda Inescort ... Lily Mae Gorham
Louise Beavers ... Artamesa
Omar N. Bradley ... Gen. Omar Bradley
Vince Townsend Jr. Vince Townsend Jr. ... Henry
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Storyline

A divorced socialite decides to join the Army because she hopes it will enable her to see more of her boyfriend, a Colonel. She soon encounters many difficulties with the Army lifestyle. Moreover, her ex-husband is working as a consultant with the Army, and he uses his position to disrupt her romantic plans by making her join a group of WACs who are testing new equipment. Written by Snow Leopard

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Roz, that "Wonderful Town" Gal, and Marie - on a laugh-loaded spree!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1953 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Rosalind Russell was married to the film's producer Frederick Brisson and this picture was made by their production company Independent Artists. See more »

Goofs

When the army truck, which had been following Jo and Sky, pulls up at the barracks after the Arctic tests, banks of studio lights are visible in reflection in the truck's windshield. See more »

Connections

Version of Schlitz Playhouse: Never Wave at a WAC (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

WAC Song
by Jane Douglass (as Jane Douglas) and Camilla Mays Frank
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silly but fun
21 December 2000 | by timmaukSee all my reviews

If you are a fan of Ms. Russell's, then this is one you must see. If you are looking for a nice little comedy to feel good with, then watch this. If you are a comedy snob, forget it pal.

This is a silly but fun film. It starts out that Roz is the daughter of a Washington big wig. She is in love with this major in the army and he has to go overseas for a time. No way is she going to let him leave without her to fend off the chicks, so she enlist into the Army. Thinking her Dad can pull some strings in Washington, she thinks she will get a big rank and fly off with her love, but nooooooo. Her Dad wants to teach her a thing or two. He feels she is too big for her britches. So she ends up becoming just a private and staying in the US of A. She runs into her ex (Paul Douglas) who is working with the Army with some experiments. Trouble ensues....Throw in Marie Wilson (a Marilyn copy) and get set for a little fun. I have this. For a Roz Russell film it rates a 6 of 10.


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