The Rookie (1959)

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Pvt. Thomas Noonan and Sgt. Pete Marshall are both vying for the hand of Lili Marlene. After World War II ends, the three of them get stranded on a remote island. Two Japanese sailors, unaware that the war has ended, arrive on the island.


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George O'Hanlon


Tommy Noonan, George O'Hanlon

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28 August 2013 | boybasset
| Cult Classic
Tommy Noonan left us far too soon; and here he gets to show off his talents; him and Peter Marshall as the Japanese Submarine crew--that is funny--and the way they bounce off a young Julie Newmar ( not literally)is great--the sequence where Julie shouts "I Love you" to departing Noonan--and her agent Jerry Lester says "that was corny" Julie responses by saying that was as "Good as Bette Davis" and walks away; Lester thinks for a moment and says "Hey, Bette Davis is pretty good"---now that is for this film on FMC--and hey, you gotta love to look at Julie--wonderful...and yes, Marshall and Noonan are a fine team; years of one-nighters in clubs, they know each other very well--toss in Joe Besser--"I hate you"; funny funny

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