MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,405 this week

The Rookie (1959)

 -  Comedy  -  December 1959 (USA)
4.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.0/10 from 61 users  
Reviews: 7 user

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.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 317 titles
created 16 Feb 2013
 
list image
a list of 2158 titles
created 23 Apr 2013
 
a list of 81 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 5352 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Rookie" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Rookie (1959)

The Rookie (1959) on IMDb 4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Rookie.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A Swedish woman wants her American host to father her baby.

Director: Walter Lang
Stars: Susan Hayward, James Mason, Julie Newmar
Certificate: M Adventure | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The gangster Colorado kidnaps Marshal McKenna. He believes that McKenna has seen a map which leads to a rich vein of gold in the mountains and forces him to show him the way. But they're ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Gregory Peck, Omar Sharif, Telly Savalas
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An out of work Method actor is hired by a male model, an ecdysiast, and a car salesman who live together to save money. They want the actor to listen to their problems and go see a ... See full summary »

Director: Tommy Noonan
Stars: Mamie Van Doren, Tommy Noonan, Ziva Rodann
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  

Scott and Kate are married and very much in love with each other. Scott is more than 60 years old, while Kate is at least thirty years younger. When Scott dies, his soul cannot get peace ... See full summary »

Director: John Derek
Stars: Bo Derek, Anthony Quinn, Don Murray
The Rookie (1990)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Clint Eastwood plays a veteran detective who gets stuck with a rookie cop (Charlie Sheen) to chase down a German crook (Raul Julia.)

Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Charlie Sheen, Raul Julia
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.

Director: Stanley Donen
Stars: Jane Powell, Howard Keel, Jeff Richards
Thief (1981)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Becoming closer to his dream of leading a normal life, a professional safecracker agrees to do a job for the mafia, who have other plans for him.

Director: Michael Mann
Stars: James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson
The Forger (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A teenager wanders into Carmel, California, where he is soon introduced to the art-forgery community.

Director: Lawrence Roeck
Stars: Lauren Bacall, Josh Hutcherson, Alfred Molina
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Seth Holt
Stars: Zero Mostel, Julie Newmar, Akim Tamiroff
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Wealthy Chloe Brasher has three beautiful daughters; Bonnie, Kate, and Jan. Chloe pays attorney Deke Gentry to fix them up with three suitable husbands.

Director: Michael Gordon
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Mitzi Gaynor, Gig Young
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Based on the Saturday Evening Post serial "Set Up For Murder" by Richard Stern, 12 Hours to Kill traces the problems of a young Greek national (Nico Minardos) who, after ogling a murder, is... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn
Stars: Nico Minardos, Barbara Eden, Grant Richards
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Pvt. Thomas Patrick 'Tommy' Noonan / Japanese Submarine Sailor
...
MSgt. Pete Marshall / Japanese Submarine Sailor (as Pete Marshall)
...
Jerry Lester ...
Jerry Mann
Claude Stroud ...
Col. Taylor
...
Maj. Evert
...
Medical Corpsman
Vince Barnett ...
1st Janitor
...
Lt. Pat Sumner
Richard Reeves ...
Bruce - Military Police Sergeant
Don Corey ...
Cook
Rodney Bell ...
2nd Janitor
George Eldredge ...
Gen. Bechtel
Peter Leeds ...
Seville Quare
Patrick O'Moore ...
Ship's Captain Weiss
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

world war two

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

December 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El ultimo recluta  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

First and only directorial effort from George O'Hanlon. See more »

Connections

Featured in The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 19 May 2008 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Goin' Home
(uncredited)
Written by Paul Dunlap and George O'Hanlon
Sung by Peter Marshall
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Pretty Awful -- But Marshall and Noonan are good
7 July 2008 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This service comedy, for which Peter Marshall (Joanne Dru's brother and later perennial host of The Hollywood Squares) and Tommy Noonan were hyped as 'the new Lewis and Martin' is just shy of dreadful: a few random sight gags are inserted, everyone talks fast and nothing works quite right -- there's one scene in which Noonan is throwing grenades at officers and politicians in anger; they're about five feet apart, Noonan is throwing them in between, and the total reaction is that everyone flinches.

In the midst of an awfulness relieved only by the fetching Julie Newmar, there are a few moments of brightness: Marshall and Noonan engage in occasional bouts of double talk and argufying, and their timing is nigh unto perfect -- clearly they were a well honed comedy pair.

It isn't enough to save this turkey, alas.


5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Rookie (1959) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?