A Private's Affair (1959)





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A trio of energetic young men try to put on a good show for their Army camp, in this lightweight comedy by Raoul Walsh. Luigi (Sal Mineo just risen to stardom), Jerry (Berry Coe), and Mike (Gary Crosby) are in boot camp when they are presented with a chance to represent their unit in competition on a national television show. The three guys are up to the challenge, which begins a chain of unusual circumstances that not only have them singing and dancing at the proper times, but also running into a trio of alluring young women (Barbara Eden, Terry Moore, and Christine Carere). Then there is that little mix-up when the Assistant Secretary of War mistakenly marries herself off to a doped-up Private Jerry, all for a good cause.
Classics , Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation

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Sal Mineo
as Luigi J. Maresi
Barry Coe
as Jerry Morgan
Gary Crosby
as Mike Conroy
Barbara Eden
as Sgt. Katie Mulligan
Terry Moore
as Louise Wright
Jim Backus
as Jim Gordon
Jesse Royce Landis
as Elizabeth T. Chapman
Jessie Royce Landis
as Elizabeth T. Chapman
Robert Burton
as Gen. Hargrave
Alan Hewitt
as Maj. Hanley
Bob Denver
as MacIntosh
Tige Andrews
as Sgt. Pickerell
Ray Montgomery
as Capt. Hickman
Rudolph Anders
as Dr. Leyden
Debbie Joyce
as Magdalena
Robert Montgomery Jr.
as Young Rookie
Robert Montgomery
as Young Rookie
Dick Whittinghill
as Corporal Henderson (uncredited)
Emerson Treacy
as Mr. Walker (uncredited)
Maida Severn
as Mrs. Hargrave (uncredited)
Carlyle Mitchell
as Mr. Gerstader (uncredited)
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Funny comedy with strange relationships and many inventive touches of style from Raoul Walsh.

Full Review… | December 31, 2010
Classic Film and Television

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