- Based On A Play By James B. Allardice
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: July 30, 2002
- Originally Released: 1950
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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Description by OLDIES.com:
The first starring vehicle for Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, At War With The Army features Martin as the smooth, confident ladies man and Lewis as the bumbling, inept dolt who wreaks havoc everywhere he goes. As Martin bursts into song, Lewis struggles to understand the workings of a Coke machine, successfully creating a character pattern for future Lewis & Martin movies. Lewis is spectacular singing "The Navy Gets The Gravy But The Army Gets The Beans," and is at his slapstick best in this musical comedy set in a WWII army training camp. Lewis is a hopeless private and Martin an overbearing First Sergeant - the two were raised in the same neighborhood before enlisting, and now they find themselves dealing with a loudmouth drill instructor, a sly supply sergeant, a hen-pecked company commander, and a battalion of other zany military characters.
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis get their first star pairing in this hilarious song-and-gag-filled comedy. The duo play Puccinelli and Korwin, pals who join the army and immediately get into a load of trouble on a military training base. Highlights include a sequence involving a noncooperative soda machine, Jerry Lewis performing "The Navy Gets the Gravy But the Army Gets the Beans," and the team's impersonation of the Bing Crosby-Barry Fitzgerald characters from the classic film GOING MY WAY.
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis had their first star billing in this hilarious song and gag-filled comedy. The comic couple play Puccinelli and Korwin -- pals who join the army and get into a load of trouble on a military training base. While Puccinelli becomes a first sergeant, his buddy can't rise above the status of private because of his constant bumbling.
Amid the clowning, Puccinelli tries to win over a beautiful young woman named Helen.
The film's funny highlights include a sequence involving a non-cooperative soda machine, Jerry Lewis performing "The Navy Gets the Gravy But the Army Gets the Beans," and the team's impersonation of the Bing Crosby-Barry Fitzgerald characters from the classic film "Going My Way."
- This was the first film in which Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis had starring roles.
- "At War with the Army" was produced independently but Paramount Pictures released it.
- Released theatrically in New York City on January 24, 1951.
- Additional cast: Steve Roberts (Doctor).