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The Girl He Left Behind (1956)

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The peacetime draft is given the teen-idol treatment in The Girl He Left Behind. Hollywood hunk Tab Hunter is starred as a spoiled young man who is whipped into shape--and humility--by his two years of compulsory military service. Natalie Wood plays the girl who...well, look at the title. Director David Butler would have preferred to cast a minor actor who was making his film debut in the leading role, but Butler was committed to Warners contractee Tab Hunter. Thus it was that young James Garner would have to wait his turn. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Tab Hunter
as Andy L. Shaeffer
Natalie Wood
as Susan Daniels
Jesse Royce Landis
as Madeline Sheaffer
David Janssen
as Capt. Genaro
Jessie Royce Landis
as Madeline Sheaffer
Jim Backus
as Sgt. Hanna
Murray Hamilton
as Sgt. Clyde
Alan King
as Maguire
James Garner
as Preston
Vinton Haworth
as Arthur Sheaffer
Wilfrid Knapp
as Congressman Hardison
Les Johnson
as Lt. Taylor
Florenz Ames
as Mr. Hillaby
Fredd Wayne
as Sgt. Sheridan
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Dreadful Army recruiting comedy.

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