Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An American Naval Officer's talent for living the good life in wartime is challenged when he falls in love and is sent on a dangerous mission.
The D-Day landing scenes were filmed on Mandalay Beach in Oxnard, California. In the behind-the-scenes documentary Action on the Beach (1964), the Mandalay power generating station, then operated by Southern California Edison can be seen in several shots. The plant, still operating in 2010, opened in 1959.
Lt. Cmdr. Charles E. Madison:
Hi, Harry. It'll only be a few moments, sir. Put that hand luggage in the automobile. Paul? Paul!
Chief Petty Officer Paul Adams: Yeah.
Lt. Cmdr. Charles E. Madison: Put the footlocker in the jeep. Everything else goes in the two-and-a-half. Unloading shouldn't take long, so you won't be more than a few minutes ...
The uniform of the American General Hallerton is incorrect. He is wearing a black tie (phased out in favor of the 'pink' tie and shirt in 1942); also his shoulder sleeve insignia denoting European Theater is sewn on upside down.
The three women that James Coburn sleeps with are collectively credited as "The Three Nameless Broads (in order of appearance)".