At War With the Army (1950) - Rotten Tomatoes

At War With the Army1950

At War With the Army (1950)





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Though At War With the Army was the third film appearance of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, it was the team's first starring vehicle. A pattern is set herein for all the Martin-Lewis flicks to follow: Martin plays a self-assured romeo, forever bursting into song, while Lewis is a hopeless screw-up unable to perform the simplest task without wreaking havoc (in this one, he can't even operate a Coke machine properly). Mike Kellin repeats his Broadway role as M&L's tough topkick while Polly Bergen makes a very brief appearance. Because it has lapsed into public domain, At War with the Army is one of the most available of the Martin and Lewis films.

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Dean Martin
as 1st Sgt. Vic Puccinelli
Jerry Lewis
as Pfc. Alvin Korwin
Polly Bergen
as Helen Palmer
Mike Kellin
as Sgt. McVey
Tommy Farrell
as Cpl. Clark
Frank Hyers
as Cpl. Shaughnessy
Danny Dayton
as Sgt. Miller
Dan Dayton
as Sgt. Miller
William Mendrek
as Capt. Caldwell
Kenneth Forbes
as Lt. Davenport
Paul Livermore
as Pvt. Edwards
Ty Perry
as Lt. Terray
Jean Ruth
as Millie
Angela Greene
as Mrs. Calwell
Al Negbo
as Orderly
Dewey Robinson
as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for At War With the Army

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Silly, none-too-funny Martin and Lewis romp.

October 10, 2008 | Rating: 2/5

Sets the low standard for all the team's future comedies by Lewis doing the physical comedy and Martin operating as the aloof straight man.

March 18, 2007 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for At War With the Army


Filmed in their heyday, while they were still a true team and not battling egos, this is less a film than a Broadway play adapted for film and the then very popular Martin and Lewis team. Despite the wrinkles on some of the comedy (mugging stolen from Harpo Marx!) there are moments when the magic happens ... and usually when they are together onscreen. Film fans will enjoy the "Bells of St.Mary" sketch.

Kevin M. Williams
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