Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! Reviews
Max Shulman, was a popular TV writer and author of humorist books and I think Rally Round The Flag was a funny, entertaining read.
I must be in a minority here, because the movie was well received: "Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! was nominated for the Golden Laurel Awards held on September 23, 1959 and received 4th place for both Top Comedy Female Performance (Joanne Woodward) and Top Comedy. Director Leo McCarey was later nominated for the Directors Guild of America Award in 1960 for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!." And a 1958 review in the NYT was favorable.