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An obnoxious nightclub comedian at Ciro's is drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean War. At his arrival at his basic training he meets a WAC Lieutenant and romantically pursues her. His activities irritate his drill sergeant and the entire army when he goes Absent without Official Leave for her. He is imprisoned and sentenced to thirty days hard labour that turns him into a soldier. At the end of the film he is shipped overseas to join the Special Services.

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  1. Richard Quine

    Director, Writer

  2. Blake Edwards


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  1. Mickey Rooney

    Mickey Rooney

    Mike Donnelly

  2. Anne James

    Anne James

    Lt. Coleen Rafferty

  3. Sammy White

    Sammy White

    Joey Kirby

  4. John Archer

    John Archer

    Maj. Paul Whiteside

  5. HF

    Helen Ford

    Mrs. Rafferty

  6. Gordon Jones

    Gordon Jones


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 23m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • May 15, 1952



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