Sgt. O'Farrell an Army soldier on an island in the South Pacific during World War II is trying to bring the two basics of life to his fellow servicemen, women and beer. The supply ship carrying the beer is torpedoed and the contingent of nurses consists of six males and ugly nurse Nellie Krause. If he could at least try to salvage the shipment of beer.
War is Heck! Hic Hic Hooray!
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Did You Know?
As is typical of Hope's period comedies, there are many anachronistic gags in the film; e.g. references to television re-runs, a reference to Burt Lancaster in 'From Here to Eternity', the hairstyles of the women and the bathing suit worn by Gina Lollobrigida
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I don't care if the Army does come first. As long as I'm the first woman.
Sgt. Dan O'Farrell
And the last.
Spoofs From Here to Eternity
Music by Harry Armstrong
and lyrics by Richard H. Gerard
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