The Horizontal Lieutenant

The Horizontal Lieutenant

Jim Hutton
Director: Richard Thorpe Cast: Jim Hutton
Jim Hutton
, Paula Prentiss
Paula Prentiss
, Miyoshi Umeki
Miyoshi Umeki
Richard Thorpe

DVD (Remastered)

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Although the talented cast in this uninspired comedy do the best they can with their lines, nothing quite brings The Horizontal Lieutenant to an upright, stand-up-and-take-notice presence. Paula Prentiss as Lt. Molly Blue and Jim Hutton as Lt. Merle Wye are once again paired, this time as officers in action in the Pacific at the end of World War II. Lt. Wye is given the challenge of bringing in a lone Japanese hold-out on an island that was taken by the American forces many months earlier. Though the situation has great potential, pratfalls and the most obvious gags take the place of a more sophisticated humor.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/24/2011
UPC: 0883316338155
Original Release: 1961
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 24,589

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jim Hutton Second Lt. Merle Wye
Paula Prentiss Lt. Molly Blue
Miyoshi Umeki Akiko
Jim Backus Cmdr. Jerry Hammerslag
Charles McGraw Col. Charles Korotny
Marty Ingels Yeoman Buckles
Yoshio Yoda Sgt. Roy Tada
Argentina Brunetti Actor
Lloyd Kino Sgt. Jess Yomuru
Yuki Shimoda Kobayashi
Linda Wong Michido
Jack Carter Billy Monk

Technical Credits
Richard Thorpe Director
Robert J. Bronner Cinematographer
George W. Davis Art Director
Richard W. Farrell Editor
Ralph Freed Songwriter
Henry W. Grace Set Decoration/Design
Burton Lane Songwriter
Joe Pasternak Producer
Otto Siegel Set Decoration/Design
George Stoll Score Composer
Stella Unger Songwriter
George Wells Screenwriter

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