The Rookie [DVD] [1959]

  • SKU: 22014336
  • Release Date: 08/01/2012
  • Rating: NR
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The Rookie
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. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Claude Stroud - Col. Taylor
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    Norman Leavitt - Maj. Evers
  • Joe Besser
    Joe Besser - Medic
  • Vince Barnett
    Vince Barnett - 1st Janitor
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    Herb Armstrong - Lt. Sumner

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    funny gem from the 1950's great to see the older forgotten titles coming home to dvd.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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