The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell
Sgt. O'Farrell an Army soldier on an island in the South Pacific during World War II is trying to bring the two basics of life to his fellow servicemen, women and beer. The supply ship carrying the beer is torpedoed and the contingent of nurses consists of six males and ugly nurse Nellie Krause. If he could at least try to salvage the shipment of beer.
- Stars:Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, Jeffrey Hunter, Mylène Demongeot, Gina Lollobrigida, John Myhers, Mako, Henry Wilcoxon, Dick Sargent, Christopher Dark, Michael Burns, William Wellman Jr., Robert Donner, Jack Grinnage, William Christopher,
- Director:Frank Tashlin,
- Writer:Robert M. Fresco (story), John L. Greene (story), Frank Tashlin
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(ag) wrote: With the end of the world approaching, a man locks himself in a hotel room in Las Vegas with his other personalities trying to remember who he is and asking himself many existential questions. It doesn't take long for the premise to become tiring and the film to drag. Eventually between the annoying characters and the unoriginal philosophical views, there is nothing much to watch or look forward to.
(kr) wrote: This film could have been much more than it was. The drama is there, the actors are capable, and you can tell the filmmakers have that sense of humanity that this film needs to work. But, the film never rises above it's been-there-done-that premise and rather weak plot. You could actually count out the plot points on one hand.
(fr) wrote: Documentary on the effects of building a hydroelectric dam and flooding part of the Yangtze. Sad to see the people displaced. But interesting to see how some of the people attempt to better their situation by working for the rich tourists on a cruise boat.
(jp) wrote: This is some kind of unique masterpiece. I didn't know what to think of it at first, but as the film went on, it just got better and better. I don't see many movies that leave me completely awe struck, but this was just that kind of film. Quietly honest, darkly funny, and featuring an underlying melancholy that just hits right at the core. If you get the chance. Watch this movie!
(es) wrote: This movie is a load of bollocks and has fuck all to do with The Black Dhalia.
(kr) wrote: Craig saves this one.
(us) wrote: Ends a lot better than it starts. Takes Hamilton a little bit to settle into the story. Certainly captures that moment in time really well. And, it is probably the best feature length piece on African American in several years. Mackie and Washington are fantastic. Some nice supporting work from Wendell Pierce as well. That Roots score is pretty damn cool also.
(ca) wrote: no thanks not my thing
(mx) wrote: I love this film......
(jp) wrote: nice and extraordinary
(ru) wrote: I couldn't take this movie... airless and claustrophobic... couldn't stay awake.
(it) wrote: Fuckin' AMAZING, yo.
(gb) wrote: A fun, cute, fake documentary about a forgotten pioneer of film. The filmmakers did a fine job of mixing fantasy and reality to create the life of this New Zealand hero that had somehow been lost to history. Thrill as they discover the long lost sets for his Biblical epic. Wonder at the treasure trove of film cans. And enjoy various filmmaker celebrities talk about their knowledge of this mysterious man.
(it) wrote: The truth about film comedy is that the best funny flicks are never recognized in their own time. For example, the Marx Bros. comedy "Duck Soup" (1933) was universally panned as a stinker, but today critics regard it as a classic. "Harry and Walter Go to New York" shares the same pedigreed. The critics savaged it in its day and audiences never warmed up to its outlandishly labored comic shenanigans. However, now that it is available in a widescreen version on DVD, today's audiences can relish what yesteryear's spectators reviled.Director Mark Rydell, who made "The Reivers," "The Rose," "The River," "For the Boys," "On Golden Pond," and "The Cowboys," may regret having ever helmed "Harry and Walter Go to New York," but he shouldn't because the Columbia Pictures release qualifies as an entertaining, big dumb, stooge comedy that casts a likable James Caan and Elliot Gould as a couple of Keystone Criminals. The authorities arrest two woebegone vaudeville comics, Harry Dighby (James Caan of "The Killer Elite") and Walter Hill (Elliot Gould of "The Long Goodbye"), during a carnival act when Harry pinches money from the wallets of spectators participating in a routine where Harry quizzes a veiled Walter what he holds in his hand. These two cretinous clowns are shipped off to Concord Prison where they meet wealthy, urbane,debonair criminal genius Adam Worth (Michael Caine of "The Eagle Has Landed") and become his personal servants. Worth got sent up the river by a duplicitous banker, Rufus T. Crisp (Charles Durning of "Sharkey's Machine") who had been his cohort in a robbery. Cooling his elegant heels in a Massachusetts Prison, Worth obtains the plans to a new Mosler safe from one of his confederates and schemes at striking back at Crisp's bank again in revenge for Crisp selling Worth out and landing him in prison. Meantime, a crusading but small-time New York City newspaper editor, Lissa Chestnut (Diane Keaton of "Annie Hall") visits the prison to interview Worth and expose his regally appointed jailhouse living quarters to the outside world. At the same time, Worth has concealed the plans to the new safe behind a framed picture. Somehow, Harry discovers the blueprints, and Walter and he try to take a photograph of the plans. During the shooting process, Harry puts too much powder in the flash-burn tray to illuminate the plans. As a result, a fire breaks out and the plans are destroyed, much to Worth's horror. Furious at this sudden reversal of events, Worth demands that Warden Durgom (Burt Young of "Rocky") assign hapless Harry to the nitroglycerine detail where prisoners handle the unstable, volatile explosives to clear a rock quarry. Guard O'Meara (Bert Remsen of "Thieves Like Us"), who laughs at Harry's misfortune, demonstrates to our knuckle-headed hero how to handle the stuff. Of course, Harry shrewdly exploits his newfound talent to escape from prison with his partner-in-crime Walter and flee to New York City, obtain the photo of the plans and rob the bank before Worth's men can loot it. Our goofball heroes show up in New York and hoodwink Lissa, telling her about how they are out on parole before they learn that Walter's photograph of the plans survived intact. Worth shows up not long afterward and forces Harry to hand over the plans to the safe. The scene where Worth locks poor Walter in an airtight safe until Harry coughs up the plans establishes the antagonist's dastardly villainy. Angry at both Worth as well as Harry and Walter, Lissa dedicates herself along with Harry and Walter to beating Worth to the punch and cracking the toughest bank in America. Lissa, Harry and Walter are going into the bank from the top, while Worth and his henchmen are tunneling in from the bottom in a race to see who can get to the goods first. Never wasting a moment in advancing the action, Rydell generates some genuine suspense and hilarity when our heroes radically alter their plans and decide to blow the safe during a stage performance of Worth's mistress Gloria Fontaine (Lesley Ann Warren) before the gentleman thief can descend on the bank himself. Harry and Walter's antics to make enough time for themselves and their cohorts to stall the end of the play so that their accomplices can get into the vault are very amusing. "Harry and Walter Go to New York" doesn't miss a beat during its 111-minute running time.Although it flopped miserably during its short-lived theatrical release, "Harry and Walter Go to New York" qualifies as superficial, low-brow, but side-splitting merriment that recaptures the nostalgic era of the Gay 90s, back when 'gay' and homosexuality weren't synonymous. People remember this era for its ubiquitous handle-bar mustaches, long sideburns, derby hats, arm garters, and cravats. Sumptuously produced with exacting attention to detail, boasting a stellar cast which included Carol Kane, Jack Gilford, Lesley Ann Warren, Ted Cassidy, Brion James, and Burt Young, this heavy-handed but hilarious comedy of errors has been gorgeously lensed by ace cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs, whose credits include "Blood of Dracula's Castle," "What's Up, Doc," and "New York, New York." Clearly, Columbia Pictures spared no expense on these period hi-jinks, while Rydell must have allowed Caan and Gould a free hand at improvising their antics. The song and dance number "Nobody's Perfect" that they perform at the beginning epitomizes their hopeless numb-skullduggery. Gould and Caan conjure up more than enough chemistry to pull this caper off. Caan spouts crazy ideas and Gould constantly reprimands his partner's temerity. They look like they belong in the 1890s, too. Michael Caine is a revelation as the straight-man/villain who runs afoul of our heroic buffoons. "Harry and Walter Go to New York" constantly refers to the haves and have-nots of society and aligns our sympathy with the low-class underdogs against the imperious upper-class.
(ag) wrote: Having seen a lot of the Blaxploitation classics over the years, I find myself tracking down some of the smaller, lesser known films like this one, which is a very rewarding pursuit indeed.A very well-done crime drama, well worth a look.Give it a rental.
(ag) wrote: my favorite Kevin Smith movie.....
(fr) wrote: Irvin Kershner's compelling remake of the classic 1965 James Bond film "Thunderball," with Sir Sean Connery delivering a brilliantly stylish performance that is filled with self-deprecating humor which makes this a welcome return to his legendary iconic role of James Bond after 12 years away from it, and it is a major treat indeed. The story concerns the nefarious "SPECTRE" head Blofeld, nicely played by Max Von Sydow, he has stolen two nuclear warheads from NATO air command with the help of his deadly female agent Fatima Blush, played marvelously by Barbara Carrera, in a memorable Golden Globe nominated performance. Biofeld threatens to detonate the atomic bombs in major cities if he is not paid the extortionate ransom. Chief overseer of this hideous plan is the billionaire Emile Largo, played brilliantly Klaus Maria Brandeur, who has one of the bombs hidden in an underwater cavern. Bond pursues Largo around the globe in an attempt to find both bombs and stop him, visiting such places as Monte Carlo and North Africa during the course of the mission. Astute direction by Irvin Kershner, with solid supporting performances by Kim Basinger, Bernie Casey, Edward Fox, Alec McCowed, and Rowan Atkinson. Well-crafted with beautiful cinematography. A fine Bond adventure! Highly Recommended.