Air Force Sgt. Joe Fitzpatrick meets and marries a beautiful model, Maggie Putnam, on the eve of being shipped off to Spain. When the new Mrs. Fitzpatrick waits to join her husband, she promises him in a letter "the most wonderful surprise that could happen to two people." Joe naturally assumes that she's pregnant, but the surprise turns out to be a fabulous new car that he won in a raffle. His new bride and car win him the scorn and jealousy of Spain's most famous toreador, not to mention the suspicions of his commanding officer.Written by
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The car that Glenn Ford wins is a 1955 Lincoln Futura, the one-off concept car that ultimately became the Batmobile on Batman (1966). The car cost Ford $250,000 ($2.37M in 2019), and unlike most concept cars at the time was completely driveable. It was originally pearlescent white, but that color did not photograph well, so it was painted red for this film. The car, as the original "Batmobile" was sold at auction for $4.62M in 2013. See more »
At 1:34 Debbie Reynolds character says she didn't want to be an army wife. Her character is not an Army wife, but she is an Air Force wife. The two services were separated in 1947. See more »
Ford and Reynolds Not A Good Pairing: This is True MGM Casting
Glenn Ford is 43 and has been a sergeant for approximately twenty-five years. What is wrong with him?
Again, young female talent is paired with much older male talent at MGM -- a pattern that is so often repeated that it is the norm.
This could have been something that stood out, but instead follows the MGM pattern circumspectly. Reynolds is good in her role; why not give her a young male star to play off? Instead, MGM gives her a daddy, just like in most all other musicals they produced.
This is a waste of Debbie Reynolds' talent, although she does sparkle when she is alone and can sing.
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