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Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? (1970)

M/PG | | Comedy, Drama | 5 March 1971 (Mexico)
Tensions grow between the small army base and people from the nearby town. Despite well intentions of people from both sides it all escalates after the big dance in town.

Director:

Hy Averback

Writers:

Hal Captain (screenplay), Hal Captain (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Keith ... Officer Michael M. Nace
Tony Curtis ... Shannon Gambroni
Ernest Borgnine ... Sheriff Harve
Ivan Dixon ... Sgt. Jones
Suzanne Pleshette ... Ramona
Tom Ewell ... Billy Joe Davis
Bradford Dillman ... Capt. Myerson
Arthur O'Connell ... Mr. Kruft
John Fiedler ... Maj. Purvis
Don Ameche ... Col. Flanders
Robert Emhardt ... Lester Calhoun (as Bob Emhardt)
Maxine Stuart ... Zelda
Christopher Mitchum ... Alturi
Pamela Britton ... Sgt. Graham
Grady Sutton ... Rev. Dinwood
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Storyline

Tensions grow between the small army base and people from the nearby town. Despite well intentions of people from both sides it all escalates after the big dance in town.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

M/PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1971 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

War Games See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Huachuca, Arizona, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Christopher Mitchum was working in the accounting office on this production when the film's director, Hy Averback, asked him to act in the film. Mitchum was paid $500 a week to act, but he was still able to work in the office when he wasn't acting, so he received checks for both jobs. See more »

Quotes

Officer Michael M. Nace: That's what you wanted me to see?
Shannon Gambroni: Right
Officer Michael M. Nace: Well that's a whole lot of fun Shannon, yeah. Forty seven years old and I get to stand here and look at that pile of scrap.
Shannon Gambroni: Scrap? That's a tank!
Officer Michael M. Nace: Scrap. You got any more funny games you want to play? How about about juggling some hand grenades blindfolded huh? Want to run around in a field of Cosmoline? Want me to shine up the flag pole for you? "What did you do in the war Daddy?" Well, sonny I stood around with my two idiot friends staring at some ...
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Soundtracks

Mama Two March
Music by Jerry Fielding
Lyrics by Jerry Fielding and David McKechnie
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We Shall Undercome
1 May 2006 | by ecapital46See all my reviews

As a 20 year Military veteran, I was attracted to the intriguing question that is the title of this movie. Deciding whether or not to watch it becomes a no-brainer when you see the list of names that make up the ensemble of the cast: Ernie Borgnine, Ivan Dixon, Don Ameche, Art O'Connell and the great John Fiedler are all solid actors and have appeared in some of the best films in the history of American cinema. (check out their collective credits if you doubt it.)

This film is an underrated one in the canon of films dealing with the U. S. Military. The script, although not perfect, is well written, with subtle and witty commentary on the military hierarchy, prevailing social attitudes, and the precarious relationship between our Vietnam-era military and the civilian community (i.e. "community relations"). No heavy military rigidness here; the flow is free and easy as in 'Catch-22' to provide a frame of reference. Or, as Stephen Sondheim wrote around the same period in "Anyone Can Whistle," the 'laugh at the Kings, or they'll make you cry' approach.

As would be expected, Brian Keith is solid, but surprisingly even Tony Curtis manages to turn in a relatively piped-down performance from his usual fare which, to quote America's best known homemaker Martha Stewart, 'is a good thing.'


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