Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (1958)

Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!




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Director Leo McCarey was clearly past his prime when he made this screen version of Max Shulman's comic novel Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys; still, the film was a success, no small thanks to the star power of real-life husband and wife Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. The scene is Putnam's Landing, Connecticut, where commuter Harry Bannerman (Paul Newman) is driven crazy by his wife Grace's (Joanne Woodward) insistence upon joining every civic committee known to man. When the government chooses … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Claude Binyon, Leo McCarey
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 10, 2007


as Harry Bannerman

as Grace Oglethorpe Ban...

as Angela Hoffa

as Capt. Hoxie

as Grady Metcalf

as Comfort Goodpasture

as Col. Thorwald

as Isaac Goodpasture

as Danny Bannerman

as George Melvin

as Manning Thaw

as Milton Evans

as Waldo Pike

as Betty O'Shiel

as Zack Crummitt

as Oscar Hoffa

as Betty O'Shiel
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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

Some of the gags are elaborate and as carefully timed as a dance sequence.

Full Review… | June 17, 2008
Top Critic

Rally Round the Flag, Boys! is no epic. But it's good for laughs.

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

It backfires grandly.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Satire on activist suburbanites is so weak, it only seems funny because it has nothing to say.

Full Review… | August 17, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Paul Newman's first comedy is a disappointing small-town film, directed by Leo McCarey at the end of his career, lacking energy and wit.

Full Review… | July 28, 2009

Newman's first comedy should have been his last. Gratuitous and dubious sexuality makes this a poor bet for youngsters.

Full Review… | June 17, 2008
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