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The Rookie (1959)

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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Lt. Pat Sumner
Richard Reeves ...
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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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First and only directorial effort from George O'Hanlon. See more »

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Superb, Little Known WW2 Comedy!!
19 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

This superb,little known WW2 comedy starring Peter Marshall(Hollywood Squares)as a MasterSargeant and Tommy Noonan as himself who plays a recruit as they both get stranded on a deserted island with a strikingly beautiful model and are comparatively safe until they discover that 2 stranded Japanese soldiers(Also played by Marshall and Noonan)are also on the same island.This fine comedy is unfortunately not on vhs/dvd yet,unless lucky enough to catch it on television.


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