Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (1958)
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as Harry Bannerman
as Grace Oglethorpe Bannerman
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
Critic Reviews for Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!
Some of the gags are elaborate and as carefully timed as a dance sequence.
Satire on activist suburbanites is so weak, it only seems funny because it has nothing to say.
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.
Newman's first comedy should have been his last. Gratuitous and dubious sexuality makes this a poor bet for youngsters.
Audience Reviews for Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!
Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (1958) -- [5.5] -- Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward play a busy married couple whose relationship is threatened by everything from the town trollop (Joan Collins) to the US military. "Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!" is a comedy of errors from Leo McCarey ("The Awful Truth", "An Affair to Remember") where the parts are better than their sum. I like the early scenes between Newman and Woodward, as well as Newman's outrageous scenes with Joan Collins, but the movie tries to do too much in the last half. I didn't care about the subplots involving the military or a community pageant reenacting the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock. If the film concentrated more on the three leads, it might have pulled together better.
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