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At War With the Army (1950)





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Though At War With the Army was the third film appearance of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, it was the team's first starring vehicle. A pattern is set herein for all the Martin-Lewis flicks to follow: Martin plays a self-assured romeo, forever bursting into song, while Lewis is a hopeless screw-up unable to perform the simplest task without wreaking havoc (in this one, he can't even operate a Coke machine properly). Mike Kellin repeats his Broadway role as M&L's tough topkick while Polly Bergen makes a very brief appearance. Because it has lapsed into public domain, At War with the Army is one of the most available of the Martin and Lewis films.
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Dean Martin
as 1st Sgt. Vic Puccinelli
Jerry Lewis
as Pfc. Alvin Korwin
Polly Bergen
as Helen Palmer
Mike Kellin
as Sgt. McVey
Tommy Farrell
as Cpl. Clark
Danny Dayton
as Sgt. Miller
Frank Hyers
as Cpl. Shaughnessy
Dan Dayton
as Sgt. Miller
William Mendrek
as Capt. Caldwell
Kenneth Forbes
as Lt. Davenport
Paul Livermore
as Pvt. Edwards
Ty Perry
as Lt. Terray
Jean Ruth
as Millie
Angela Greene
as Mrs. Calwell
Douglas Evans
as Colonel
Steve Roberts
as Doctor
Al Negbo
as Orderly
Dewey Robinson
as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for At War With the Army

All Critics (2)

Silly, none-too-funny Martin and Lewis romp.

October 10, 2008
Film Threat

Sets the low standard for all the team's future comedies by Lewis doing the physical comedy and Martin operating as the aloof straight man.

Full Review… | March 18, 2007
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Audience Reviews for At War With the Army

Despite Martin and Lewis's steaming energy 'At War with the Army' just doesn't work. It's slow, unfunny and bland.

Matthew James
Matthew James

Filmed in their heyday, while they were still a true team and not battling egos, this is less a film than a Broadway play adapted for film and the then very popular Martin and Lewis team. Despite the wrinkles on some of the comedy (mugging stolen from Harpo Marx!) there are moments when the magic happens ... and usually when they are together onscreen. Film fans will enjoy the "Bells of St.Mary" sketch.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

I just never understood the Jerry Lewis phenomenon. He is obnoxious and not funny at all. There are a few laughs here and there, but not near enough laughs. For fans of the stars only.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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