At War with the Army

Synopsis: Alvin Corwin is low man on the totem pole, and goes from one mishap to another at an army training camp in World War II.
Genre: Comedy, Musical, War
Director(s): Hal Walker
Production: American Pop Classics
93 min

War. Total war. A struggle for


In this era of force and


...historians will argue. What was

the most influential factor.

What was the most deadly

instrument? The most deadly weapon?

Was it the overwhelming manpower?

Was it the blistering fire of the burning rockets?

Was it the thundering mail from

heaven? The bombs, the blockbusters?

Was it the lightening like descention of

the silent parachute?

Was it the whithering stutter of the

light machine-gun?

Or the spectacle from the

command troops?

Was it the big jaggonat of the patton tanks?

Was it the flame-thrower?

Or was it the screaming anger of faster

than sound, quicker than this: the B-2 rocket?

No! It was none of these things.

The most effective, the most deadly....

The most terrifying weapon of all

time was.

Yes, you're right. The sergeant's


All right you guys, now I'm gonna

tell you something.

The adjutant is coming, see? And

as usual the Colonel ain't very happy.

And I ain't very happy either. Look at this joint.

It looks like Coney Island on a Monday morning.

- Hi Serg,

- Have you seen Corwin?

Yeah, I seen him, but I couldn't take him so

I sent him over to the mess hall. He's on KP.

- Okay, take them away.

- Right Serg.

All right my friends. I want you fall out, spread out,

and pick up everything that ain't growing or nailed down.

Let's go. Give us some food.

Come on, come on!

let's have it.

- What are they gripping about?

- Well, they've got to eat them.

Well, I've got to cook them.

Let's get out of here, it the


- What do you think you're cooking

around here? - Beans?

Oh shut up! You've been getting away with murder,

and it's got to stop. Understand? Shut up!

Just because we were friends before and used

to work together, I've been covering up for you.

That's gotta stop too. Do you

understand? Shut up!

get your pack and everything that goes with it. I

want to see you down front in 5 mins. Understand?

Shut up!

You're going to go on a long, long journey

and you may not be back this way. Understand?

Shut up!

Get to packing, everything goes with

it, be down there in 5 minutes. SHUT UP!

Going on a long, long trip, might not

be there when you're finished. SHUT UP!


It'll go under AR 605/300..

before the CO can get it un 104 and

Now the record goes on WVA 20

and 24.

He could be eligible for a 615/360.

Section 7, paragraph 49.

Oh sure, I get it.

Sure and an MR19-2 and the profile


Oh boy, I ain't in the army, I'm back

in the numbers racket.

Here's the mail Corporal.

Well, guess I'll take another crack at

that bandit. Do you think it will work?

Should. There was a guy in here a

while ago who fixed it.

about time.

How do you like that? Now you

don't even get the nickel back.

Creepy army. I asked for a transfer again and

they throw me right out of Italian headquarters.

Shawnessy, how many times do I have

to tell you that this ain't a day room.

- Got a cigarette?

- Yeah, here.

- Tell Sergeant McWell I want to see

him right away. - Right!

- Is Miller in?

- Yeah.

Hey Miller, what do you think we've

got here, midgets?

Captain, what about this training

film here tomorrow morning?

Oh yes.....that begins at 7 o'clock.

The theater is 2 blocks away so I

think we'd better fall out at 6:35.

They'll want us in front of ltalian


Not later than 6:25.

In that case Davenport, have the

men lined up and ready to go


- Roger. I take care of that Sir. Right away.

Oh Liuftanant! One more thing ...

make sure ...

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James B. Allardice

James B. Allardice (March 20, 1919, Canton, Ohio — February 15, 1966) was a prominent American television comedy writer of the 1950s and 1960s. During World War II he served in the US Army where he wrote the play At War with the Army. Following the war, Allardice attended Yale University where his play was later on Broadway in 1949 and filmed in the same year with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Allardice is best known for his collaborations with writing partner Tom Adair on a number of highly successful American 1960s TV sitcoms including The Munsters, F Troop, My Three Sons, Gomer Pyle, USMC and Hogan's Heroes. Allardice won an Emmy in 1955 for best comedy writing for his work on "The George Gobel Show". He contributed to Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and wrote Hitchcock's "lead-ins" for all of the 359 episodes of the series, as well as many speeches for Hitchcock's public engagements. more…

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