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The Sad Sack (1957)

The Sad Sack (1957)

aka The Sad Sack

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Details: 98 mins · English

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Cast:

No_movie_poster Hazel (WAC)
Small Corporal Larry Dolan
Small Maj. Shelton
Small Abdul
No_movie_poster Pvt. Stan Wenaslawsky
Small Sgt. Major Elmer Pulley
Small Ali Mustapha
No_movie_poster Zita
Small Major General Vanderlip
Small Hassim
No_movie_poster Sgt. Hansen
Small Private Meredith C. Bixby

Crew:

Small George Marshall Director
No_movie_poster Hal B. Wallis Production
No_movie_poster Edmund Beloin Writer
No_movie_poster Nate Monaster Writer

Plot:

Private Meredith Bixby (Lewis) simply cannot fall in line with army procedure, even though he has had 17 months of training. A psychologist (Phyllis Kirk), is assigned to turn him into a good soldier, so she enlists two fellow servicemen to help Bixby with his training. About the only thing that he can do right is remember things with his photographic memory.

Eventually they are assigned to a base in Morocco. One night they all head off to a bar where Bixby gets drunk on "Moroccan Delights", which he thinks are malteds. He gets involved with a femme fatale (Liliane Montevecchi) and is kidnapped by some Arabian renegades.

Abdul (Peter Lorre) guards Bixby and makes him assemble a stolen cannon, knowing that Bixby had already memorized the assembly instructions to back at the base. Bixby is eventually rescued by his fellow soldiers and they are all presented with medals of honor.