At War With The Army. Hal Walker. 1950.
Hay! What happened to the 40s? I skipped it, because I’m amassing a collection of 40s film for a future nefarious blogging project.
So we’re not in 1950, but with a comedy/musical/war film. With Jerry Lewis!
Oh! This has the scene that Monty Python referred to with their Spam Song? “Beans beans beans beans, beautiful beans.”
I had no idea!
Anyway, this is a very low-budget film. Most of it takes place inside a couple of rather dreary offices, so it all depends on how funny you find Jerry Lewis’ adenoidal charms.
Dean Martin squeezes in a couple of mellifluous song numbers.
I was amused throughout, but I didn’t, you know, laugh.
I’m cocktailing my way through The Savoy Cocktail Book, and man, people in the olden times sure liked their cocktails strong: Most of the ones I’ve done so far are basically just booze. The lowest-alcohol ingredient is at like 20%.
Perhaps I should skip to the coolers/planters/punches chapters to get some vitamins in.
This blog post is part of the Century series.