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The Last Time I Saw Archie (1961)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance, War | 30 October 1961 (Sweden)
Two Air Force friends have fun during their enlistment.

Director:

Jack Webb

Writer:

William Bowers
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Mitchum ... Archie Hall
Jack Webb ... William 'Bill' Bowers
Martha Hyer ... Peggy Kramer
France Nuyen ... Cindy Hamilton
Louis Nye ... Pvt. Sam Beacham
Joe Flynn ... Pvt. Russell Drexler
Del Moore ... Pvt. Frank Ostrow
Jimmy Lydon ... Pvt. Billy Simpson (as James Lydon)
Richard Arlen ... Col. Edwin Martin
Don Knotts ... Capt. Harry Little
Robert Strauss ... MSgt. Stanley Erlenheim
Harvey Lembeck ... Duty Sgt. Malcolm Greenbriar
Claudia Barrett ... Lola
Theona Bryant Theona Bryant ... Daphne
Elaine Devry ... Carole (as Elaine Davis)
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Two Air Force friends have fun during their enlistment.

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Taglines:

He's the Private With a Private Jeep...a Private Stock of Girls...and a Private Joke on the Whole U.S. Army!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1961 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Held der Etappe See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,200,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Trivia

The Civilian Pilot Training Program they were a part of was a real program started just prior to WW-II, although it was phased out in the summer of 1944. A number of famous pilots received their flight training through the CPTP. See more »

Goofs

At about 38:00 Hall and Bowers run into a Lieutenant in the chow line at the enlisted men's club. Officers would not be allowed in the EM club, just as enlisted men would not be allowed in the officer's club. See more »

Quotes

William 'Bill' Bowers: And that was when the Vigaro hit the Mixmaster.
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Connections

Referenced in Masters of Sex: Monkey Business (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

At Last
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
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Comic look at Army life stateside in WW2
13 January 2003 | by smokehill retrieversSee all my reviews

Light, entertaining piece that oddly seems to fit both Webb and Mitchum. The scriptwriter had an excellent feel for how things worked (and still work, probably) in the Army if you know how to play the angles. Most of us who spent a few years on active duty (I spent 21 yrs) pulled a lot of these stunts, and we all knew people like Archie Hall -- and most of the other denizens of Camp Buckley.

This ain't CITIZEN KANE, but it's a lot of fun, probably a lot more so if you spent time in uniform.


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