Passed | | Comedy, Drama, War
In 1944, an Army doctor is in charge of a neuropsychiatric ward at an Army Air Corps hospital in Arizona, and he must deal with a variety of tough cases.
Eddie Albert actually served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and won a Bronze Star for heroism at the Battle of Tarawa.
Cpl. Jim Tompkins:
So that was Flak Juice, huh?
Capt. Josiah J. Newman, MD: Uh huh.
Cpl. Jim Tompkins: Big deal... Best shot I ever did get from old Uncle Sam. Beats booze.
This movie is set in late 1944. Italy had surrendered over a year earlier, so Italian prisoners were by then accorded considerable privileges. There would have been no need to confine them to a locked ward.