The Sad Sack1957

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The Sad Sack
Directed by:
George Marshall

"The Sad Sack" (also known as "Marmittone, Il", "Regimentstrottel, Der") is a Comedy film directed by George Marshall, and written by Edmund Beloin, released in the USA on November 27 of 1957 . Jerry Lewis and David Wayne are starring, alongside Phyllis Kirk, Peter Lorre, Joe Mantell and Gene Evans.

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Who directed "The Sad Sack":

The Sad Sack was directed by George Marshall, an American director, writer, actor, and producer.

Before directing The Sad Sack, George Marshall had directed The Guns of Fort Petticoat, released in 1957, Destry (1954), Red Garters (1954), Money from Home (1953), Houdini (1953), and Off Limits (1953). Since, he directed The Sheepman, released in 1958, Imitation General (1958), The Mating Game (1959), It Started with a Kiss (1959), The Gazebo (1959), and The Happy Thieves (1962).

When was "The Sad Sack" released:

The Sad Sack was first released on Wednesday, November 27, 1957, in the United States. Also released on Wednesday, November 27, 1957 have been The Careless Years (dir. Arthur Hiller) and Cast a Dark Shadow (dir. Lewis Gilbert). This was sixty-two (62) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, September 19, 1958 in Germany.

What is the casting of "The Sad Sack":

At the casting of The Sad Sack we find Jerry Lewis, previously seen in The Delicate Delinquent (1957) and Hollywood or Bust (1956); David Wayne (The Three Faces of Eve (1957), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)); Phyllis Kirk (That Woman Opposite (1957), Back from Eternity (1956)) [ more... ]

What is the Storyline of "The Sad Sack":

Lewis plays Private Meredith Bixby, who cannot fall in line with army procedure, even though he has had 17 months of training. A psychologist (Phyllis Kirk), is assigned to make him into a good soldier, and 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 and Bixby gets drunk on "Moroccan Delights", [...]

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