The Sad Sack (1957)


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Original Title: The Sad Sack
Type: Movie
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 98 Minutes    (1 Hours : 38 Minutes)
Release Date: 27 Nov 1957 (USA)
Is Adult: No
Language: 
English, French
Rated: n/A
Director: 
George Marshall
Writer: 
Edmund Beloin, Nate Monaster, George Baker
Stars: 
Jerry Lewis, David Wayne, Phyllis Kirk  »




Description

Private Meredith Bixby is so out of step in the Army that his six weeks of planned basic training has now stretched to 17 months. After he loses a tank, WAC Major Shelton, a psychologist, is assigned to make a good soldier out of him. She...




Plot

Private Meredith Bixby is so out of step in the Army that his six weeks of planned basic training has now stretched to 17 months. After he loses a tank, WAC Major Shelton, a psychologist, is assigned to make a good soldier out of him. She requests Corporal Dolan and Private Stan Wensalawsky to help with the training. Dolan and Stan both have scores to settle with Bixby and their "guidance" leads to more mishaps. Sergeant Pulley has them shipped out to Morocco. On leave in North Africa, Bixy wanders alone into a bar, has a few Moroccan Delights, which he thinks are malted milks, and becomes convinced that exotic singer-dancer Zita is THE girl for him. To protect him, Dolan tells him some lies about Zita, and Bixby, in despair, joins the Suicide Division of the Foreign Legion. He is kidnapped by a band of Arabian plotters and, guarded by the knife-happy Abdul, is ordered to assemble a stolen American cannon. Zita learns of his plight and gets Dolan and Stan to join her in a rescue mission. Written by Les Adams




Tagline

The Lovable Laughable GI Goof!





Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    P'tite tête de troufion (France)
    El recluta (Spain)
    Alla tiders hösäck (Sweden)
    Na fantaros... na malama (Greece)
    Il marmittone (Italy)

  • Company

    Hal Wallis Productions

  • Country

    United States

  • Certification

    Australia:G
    Australia:PG
    Finland:S
    Netherlands:6
    Norway:7
    Sweden:Btl
    United Kingdom:U
    United States:Passed (National Board of Review)
    United States:Approved
    West Germany:12 (nf)

  • Location

    Fort MacArthur
    San Pedro
    Los Angeles
    California
    USA





  • Details (Technical)

  • Aspect Ratio

    1.85 : 1

  • Color

    Black and White

  • Sound Mix

    Mono (Westrex Recording System)