At War With the Army (1950)
“I know you’re a sergeant and I’m only a private. The least you could do is be a little friendly!”
Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
On its own merits, it comes across as a mildly amusing — though often stagy — spoof of military rigmarole, along the lines of Joseph Heller’s Catch-22. Lewis and Martin don’t have enough screen time together, but each performs admirably on his own: Lewis is as wacky as ever:
and Martin is appropriately suave. An ongoing sub-plot about a beautiful but dumb pregnant woman (Jean Ruth) trying to get ahold of former-flame Martin leads to a satisfying, unexpected conclusion.
Redeeming Qualities and Moments:
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First viewing – though it’s possible I saw this when I was a very young film fanatic. At any rate, I don’t think it’s must-see. It’s not all that funny or all that memorable for any reason.