The Lieutenant Wore Skirts (1956)

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In this hilarious romp starring Tom Ewell, Sheree North and Rita Moreno, a middle-aged ex-serviceman who plans to re-enlist (Ewell) is shocked to learn that not only did he fail his medical... See full summary »


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8 February 2018 | bkoganbing
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| That wild blue yonder
Tom Ewell settled and married to Sheree North whom he met while in the Air Force is now a hack Hollywood writer and one of those married to the dwelling 50s types. She was in the service herself and married Ewell there.

Now Ewell's been recalled to active service kind of like the way Jimmy Stewart was in Strategic Air Command. But then Ewell gets out when he flunks the physical. All that soft Hollywood living.

But North being the dutiful wife she is goes out and reenlists just to be with her hubby. At that point Ewell finds himself in the same position Cary Grant was in with Ann Sheridan in I Was A Male War Bride.

With women doing just about all the jobs in today's military a lot of the humor of The Lieutenant Wore Skirts is kind of lost. But as Ewell who gives up Hollywood for Hawaii settles down to domestic simplicity at base housing where North is stationed. Even him participating in a bridge game with the other spouses is cause for disruption of the normal social order.

Ewell and North make a fine married team. She's certainly a good girl to come home to if she was not the breadwinner. Note some good performances by Rick Jason as a fighter jet ace on the make for North or whomever is available and Les Tremayne as Ewell's cheerfully hedonistic agent.

Ewell and North fly high here in nothing but friendly skies.

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