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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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Pvt. Thomas Patrick 'Tommy' Noonan / Japanese Submarine Sailor
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MSgt. Pete Marshall / Japanese Submarine Sailor (as Pete Marshall)
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Jerry Lester ...
Jerry Mann
Claude Stroud ...
Col. Taylor
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Maj. Evert
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Medical Corpsman
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1st Janitor
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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
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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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The Washington Post
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Music by John Philip Sousa
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28 August 2013 | by (North Jersey) – See all my reviews

Tommy Noonan left us far too soon; and here he gets to show off his talents; him and Peter Marshall as the Japanese Submarine crew--that is funny--and the way they bounce off a young Julie Newmar ( not literally)is great--the sequence where Julie shouts "I Love you" to departing Noonan--and her agent Jerry Lester says "that was corny" Julie responses by saying that was as "Good as Bette Davis" and walks away; Lester thinks for a moment and says "Hey, Bette Davis is pretty good"---now that is FUNNY...watch for this film on FMC--and hey, you gotta love to look at Julie--wonderful...and yes, Marshall and Noonan are a fine team; years of one-nighters in clubs, they know each other very well--toss in Joe Besser--"I hate you"; funny funny


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