Wartime comedies 8-movie collection.

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Buck privates: Two sidewalk salesman enlist in the army in order to avoid jail, only to find that their drill instructor is the police officer who tried having them imprisoned.
In the navy: Popular crooner Russ Raymond abandons his career at its peak and joins the Navy using his real name, Tommy Halstead. However, Dorothy Roberts, a reporter, discovers his identity and follows him in the hopes of photographing him and revealing his identity to the world.
Here come the waves: Show business twin sisters Rosemary and Susie, one serious and the other a scatterbrain, join the WAVES and both fall in love with crooner Johnny Cabot.
Hail the conquering hero: Woodrow is discharged from the military for hay fever, but fabricates receiving a heroic honorable discharge before returning home.
Caught in the draft: A movie star who can't stand loud noises accidentally joins the Army.
Francis joins the WACs: Peter Stirling (with his old friend the talking mule) is recalled to active duty...in the WACs!
The private war of Major Benson: As a disciplinary measure, the Army transfers a heavy-handed Major to a ROTC academy where he must shape-up cadets and improve the school's overall ratings.
The perfect furlough: The Armys top brass meet to discuss the morale problems occurring at an outpost in the remote Arctic. It seems that the 104 bachelors stationed there for the past seven months are going utterly stir crazy.
Buck privates / Universal presents ; directed by Arthur Lubin (85 min.)
In the navy / Universal presents ; screenplay, Arthur T. Horman and John Grant ; directed by Arthur Lubin (86 min.)
Here come the Waves / a Mark Sandrich production ; original screen play by Allan Scott, Ken Englund and Zion Myers ; produced and directed by Mark Sandrich (100 min.)
Hail the conquering hero / a Paramount picture ; written and directed by Preston Sturges (101 min.)
Caught in the draft / a Paramount picture ; original story and screen play by Harry Tugend ; produced by B.G. DeSylva ; directed by David Butler (82 min.)
Francis joins the WACs / Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Devery Freeman and James B. Allardice ; produced by Ted Richmond ; directed by Arthur Lubin (95 min.)
The private war of Major Benson / Universal-International presents ; screenplay by William Roberts and Richard Alan Simmons ; produced by Howard Pine ; directed by Jerry Hopper (105 min.)
The perfect furlough / Universal-International presents ; written by Stanley Shapiro ; produced by Robert Arthur ; directed by Blake Edwards (63 min.).

Additional Information
Subjects Soldiers -- United States -- Drama.
Comedy films.
War films.
Military films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Publisher Universal City, CA :Universal Studios Home Entertainment,2015
Other Titles 8 movies wartime comedies
Contributors Abbott, Bud, 1897-1974, actor.
Costello, Lou, actor.
Bowman, Lee, 1914-1979, actor.
Curtis, Alan, 1909-1953, actor.
Powell, Dick, 1904-1963, actor.
Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977, actor.
Hutton, Betty, actor.
Tufts, Sonny, 1911-1970, actor.
Doran, Ann, actor.
Bracken, Eddie, 1915-2002, actor.
Raines, Ella, 1920-1988, actor.
Demarest, William, actor.
Walburn, Raymond, 1887-1969, actor.
Hope, Bob, 1903-2003, actor.
Lamour, Dorothy, 1914-1996, actor.
Overman, Lynne, 1887-1943, actor.
O'Connor, Donald, 1925-2003, actor.
Wills, Chill, 1902-1978, actor.
Van Doren, Mamie, actor.
Heston, Charlton, actor.
Adams, Julie, 1926-2019, actor.
Considine, Tim, actor.
Curtis, Tony, 1925-2010, actor.
Leigh, Janet, actor.
Wynn, Keenan, 1916-1986, actor.
Stritch, Elaine, actor.
Horman, Arthur T., 1905-1964, screenwriter.
Grant, John, 1891-1955, screenwriter.
Lubin, Arthur, 1901-1995, film director.
Sandrich, Mark, 1900-1945, film producer, film director.
Scott, Allan, 1906-1995, screenwriter.
Englund, Ken, screenwriter.
Myers, Zion, 1898-1948, screenwriter.
Sturges, Preston, screenwriter, film director.
Tugend, Harry, 1898-1989, screenwriter.
De Sylva, B. G. (Buddy Gard), 1896-1950, film producer.
Butler, David, 1894-1979, film director.
Freeman, Devery, 1913-2005, screenwriter.
Allardice, James B., 1919-1966, screenwriter.
Richmond, Ted, 1910-2013, film producer.
Roberts, William S., 1913-1997, screenwriter.
Simmons, Richard Alan, screenwriter.
Pine, Howard, 1917-1999, film producer.
Hopper, Jerry, 1907-1988, film director.
Shapiro, Stanley, screenwriter.
Arthur, Robert, 1909-1986, film producer.
Edwards, Blake, 1922-2010, film producer.
De Paul, Gene, composer.
Raye, Don, composer.
Denni, Lucien, 1886-1947, composer.
Lewis, Roger, 1885-1948, composer.
Universal Pictures (Firm), presenter.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Buck privates: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lee Bowman, Alan Curtis.
In the navy: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Powell.
Here come the waves: Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton, Sonny Tufts, Ann Doran.
Hail the conquering hero: Eddie Bracken, Ella Raines, William Demarest, Raymond Walburn.
Caught in the draft: Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Lynne Overman, Eddie Bracken.
Francis joins the WACs: Donald O'Connor, Julia Adams, Chill Wills, Mamie Van Doren.
The private war of Major Benson: Charlton Heston, Julie Adams, William Demarest, Tim Considine.
The perfect furlough: Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Keenan Wynn, Elaine Stritch.
Other Contributors In the navy: Music, Gene De Paul, Don Raye, Lucien Denni, Roger Lewis.
Audience Not rated.
Language English
In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Notes Title from container.
Buck privates, In the navy and Caught in the draft originally released as a motion picture in 1941. Here come the waves and Hail the conquering hero originally released as a motion picture in 1944. Francis joins the WACs originally released as a motion picture in 1954. The private war of Major Benson originally released as a motion picture in 1955. The perfect furlough originally released as a motion picture in 1958.
System Details DVD; NTSC; region 1; full screen (1.33:1) presentations (Buck privates, In the navy, Here come the waves, Hail the conquering hero, Caught in the draft); widescreen (2.00:1 Francis joins the WACs ; 1.33:1 The private war of Major Benson ; 2.35:1 The perfect furlough) presentations; dual layer; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono.
Description 2 videodiscs (717 min.) : sound, black and white, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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