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At War With the Army

Released Dec 13, 1950 1h 33m Comedy List
Reviews 58% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings
When former business partners Vic Puccinelli (Dean Martin) and Alvin Korwin (Jerry Lewis) enlist in the U.S. Army, they have different ambitions. Puccinelli, who has made the rank of sergeant, wants to see action rather than the drudgery of his current post. On the other hand, Korwin, who is a klutz, wants to stay out of combat and near his family in the United States. However, they both have to deal with stern Sgt. McVey (Mike Kellin) while also preparing for an Army variety show. Read More Read Less
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Phil Hall Film Threat Silly, none-too-funny Martin and Lewis romp. Rated: 2/5 Oct 10, 2008 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews 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. Rated: C- Mar 18, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member At War with the Army tells the story of conflicts all because of the straight man (Dean Martin) and the idiot (Jerry Lewis). While Dean Martin carried the film, At War with the Army was still tainted by an annoying Looney Tunes wannabe like Jerry Lewis doing gags that only Bugs Bunny would of done that happens to be only funny in cartoons because live-action attempts to duplicate cartoon humor have failed on numerous occasions. While the film did have a few laughs, this musical-comedy had no decent musical numbers that make me like this film. Last but not least, the editing in this film was subpar at times that it made this film look like a B movie. Overall, At War with the Army was not that good of a film and for their first starring film, Martin & Lewis could do better. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member LOL, the funniest war comedy ever!!!!!!!!!!!! All ages. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review ashley h At War with the Army is a disappointing film. It is about Alvin Corwin is low man on the totem pole at an army training camp. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis give horrible performances. The screenplay is badly written. Hal Walker did a terrible job directing this movie. I was not impressed with this motion picture. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member The first starring film for Martin & Lewis (and the film debut of Polly Bergen) is a mixed bag of schtick. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis had their first starring feature film with this enjoyable if forgettable army comedy. There story isn't much to speak of, but there are enough good gags to keep it enjoyable. Martin and Lewis also get a chance to do a few of their nightclub routines at one point. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Towards slapstick in approach it full of silliness throughout. The two leads offer some interest value and work well enough together but this is not a classic. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis When former business partners Vic Puccinelli (Dean Martin) and Alvin Korwin (Jerry Lewis) enlist in the U.S. Army, they have different ambitions. Puccinelli, who has made the rank of sergeant, wants to see action rather than the drudgery of his current post. On the other hand, Korwin, who is a klutz, wants to stay out of combat and near his family in the United States. However, they both have to deal with stern Sgt. McVey (Mike Kellin) while also preparing for an Army variety show.
Director
Hal Walker
Producer
Fred F. Finklehoffe
Screenwriter
James Allardice, Fred F. Finklehoffe, Charles Ray MacCallum, Henry May, Jerome E. Rosenfeld
Distributor
Paramount Pictures
Production Co
Screen Attractions, York Pictures Corporation
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Dec 13, 1950, Wide
Release Date (Streaming)
Jul 2, 2016
Runtime
1h 33m
Sound Mix
Mono
Aspect Ratio
Flat (1.37:1)
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