The Sad Sack

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Private Meredith Bixby is so out of step in the Army that his six weeks of planned basic training has now stretched to 17 months. After he loses a tank, WAC Major Shelton, a psychologist, is assigned to make a good soldier out of him. She requests Corporal Dolan and Private Stan Wensalawsky to help with the training. Dolan and Stan both have scores to settle with Bixby and their "guidance" leads to more mishaps. Sergeant Pulley has them shipped out to Morocco. On leave in North Africa, Bixy wanders alone into a bar, has a few Moroccan Delights, which he thinks are malted milks, and becomes convinced that exotic singer-dancer Zita is THE girl for him.

  1. Edmund Beloin


  2. Nate Monaster


  3. George Marshall


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  1. Jerry Lewis

    Jerry Lewis

    Private Meredith C. Bixby

  2. David Wayne

    David Wayne

    Corporal Larry Dolan

  3. Phyllis Kirk

    Phyllis Kirk

    Maj. Shelton

  4. Peter Lorre

    Peter Lorre


  5. Joe Mantell

    Joe Mantell

    Pvt. Stan Wenaslawsky

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The Sad Sack


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Status Released

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  • November 27, 1957


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 38m

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