Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!

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Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! ★½ 1958

Badly dated satire (from the novel by Max Shulman) turned slapstick comedy. Harry (Newman) and Grace (Woodward) Bannerman live in the quiet commuter community of Putnam's Landing, CT. When the Air Force chooses the town as the site of a new missile base, civicminded Grace joins a committee to halt the project, much to the initial embar rassment of reservist Harry, who's chosen as the government's liaison. Local vamp Angela (Collins) regards their marital mis understandings as her chance to console handsome Harry. Unfortunately, Newman was never good at flatout comedy and the strain shows. 106m/C DVD . Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Joan Collins, Jack Carson, Tuesday Weld, Dwayne Hickman, Gale Gordon, O.Z. Whitehead; D: Leo McCarey; W: Leo McCarey, Claude Binyon, George Axelrod; C: Leon Shamroy; M: Cyril Mockridge.