Operation Mad Ball (1957)

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In post-WW2 France, U.S. Army hospital private Hogan and Captain Lock try to outwit one another on issues such as wooing pretty nurses, accounting for missing medical supplies, organizing unauthorized dances and influencing their C.O.



  • Jack Lemmon and Kathryn Grant in Operation Mad Ball (1957)
  • Operation Mad Ball (1957)
  • Operation Mad Ball (1957)
  • Jack Lemmon, Kathryn Grant, Ernie Kovacs, and Arthur O'Connell in Operation Mad Ball (1957)
  • Jack Lemmon, Mickey Rooney, and Dick York in Operation Mad Ball (1957)
  • Jack Lemmon in Operation Mad Ball (1957)

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6 June 2011 | anordicgoddess
| Fun movie--does this remind anyone of Hogan's Heroes?
Reading these reviews were spot on while being simultaneously disconcerting. Other movies were mentioned that had influence on this one, but didn't Operation Mad Ball remind anybody besides me of Hogan's Heroes? And I'm not referencing the fact that Jack Lemmon's character was named Hogan, although this might have been the basis for the TV title.

Although the circumstances aren't quite the same (albeit they are both set in WWII), some of the dialog is exactly as I remember from the TV show. Even the sight gags and the situations are similar. Only things lacking are the Germans and the teapot.

It's a fun movie and well worth watching. I've never seen it before and just can't help comparing it to Hogan's Heroes. Mickey Rooney is a hoot!

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