The Rookie

The Rookie

Director: George O'Hanlon Cast: Claude Stroud, Norman Leavitt, Joe Besser

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)

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This is an out-dated, feeble World War II comedy about a new army recruit who ends up alone with his Master Sergeant and a striking model on a deserted island, deserted except for two enemy soldiers. When Tommy Noonan (playing himself) insists on being drafted, the local boot camp has been all but shut down. In order to train him, Master Sergeant Marshall (Peter Marshall) and a few others hang around, but in the meantime Marshall's fiancee, actress Lili Marlene (Julie Newmar), arrives at the boot camp with her press agent to take advantage of the publicity surrounding Noonan's induction. She joins Noonan and Marshall when they board a ship destined for Japan, and then ends up in the drink with them when all three fall overboard. The trio make it to an island and comparative safety, until they discover that two Japanese soldiers (played by Noonan and Marshall) have also landed.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/01/2012
UPC: 0024543830733
Original Release: 1959
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:26:00
Sales rank: 50,738

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Claude Stroud Col. Taylor
Norman Leavitt Maj. Evers
Joe Besser Medic
Vince Barnett 1st Janitor
Herb Armstrong Lt. Sumner
Richard Reeves 1st MP
Rodney Bell 2nd Janitor
George Eldredge Gen. Bechtel
Peter Leeds Man at Bar
Jerry Lester Jerry Mann
Peter Marshall Master Sgt. Marshall
Julie Newmar Lili Marlene
Tommy Noonan Himself
Pat O'Moore Ship's Captain

Technical Credits
George O'Hanlon Director,Songwriter,Screenwriter
Floyd D.Crosby Cinematographer
Paul Dunlap Score Composer,Songwriter
Harry Gerstad Editor
John Mansbridge Art Director
Tommy Noonan Songwriter,Producer,Screenwriter
Lyle Wheeler Art Director

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