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Cinema's Great Military Scroungers

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Seems like my favorite characters in the old war movies are the scroungers--where would be have been without them? My favorite scroungers are Tony Curtis in OPERATION PETTICOAT


& James Garner in THE GREAT ESCAPE.


Anyone else love the scroungers in the old war movies?

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OPERATION PETTICOAT is the greatest of all the army/navy comedy films. It has a great cast and a great script. And it is true that white primer paint and rust colored primer paint, when mixed together, will produce a bright pink color.

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Radar counts. I believe he was the only original character to move

from the film to the TV series.


I was going to say Operation Petticoat myself. The whole set of scenes

surrounding the pig were hilarious. They milked that pig.

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Great additions here. And Radar definitely counts, though I always think of Klinger first.


Another one I remembered is Luther Billis in SOUTH PACIFIC, played in the film by the great Ray Walston, who charged people to take a shower. Always wheeling and dealing was he.

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