At War with the Army

by  James B. Allardice

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  13m, 3f

"In a fairly large cast, all of whose parts are of nearly equal importance, almost everybody contributes to the gayety." - New York Herald-Tribune

"It is all high-spirited and noisy and idled with prankishness." - New York Post

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At War with the Army

by  James B. Allardice

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    13m, 3f
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    Farce

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This Broadway success is rife with hilarity and fun. It does not sport an intricate plot, but instead relies mainly on the inherent humor of certain characters and situations. It all begins in an Army camp down in the hills of Kentucky. Sergeant Johnson, who practically runs the post, is trying to get a transfer from his dull desk job into a combat outfit. A misunderstanding arises, however, involving a silly, gravid woman. With this, everything seems to go cockeyed, and the farce is plummeted into a whirl of action involving a sad and lost little soldier who never says a word; a gangly hick who keeps getting tetanus shots every time he applies for a leave; a loud-mouthed, big-dealer sergeant; a colonel, whose wife receives army intelligence before him; a very green lieutenant; several fluttery women; and a handful of gold-bricks. That, now, is an explosive and merry mixture!
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"In a fairly large cast, all of whose parts are of nearly equal importance, almost everybody contributes to the gayety." - New York Herald-Tribune

"It is all high-spirited and noisy and idled with prankishness." - New York Post

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James B. Allardice

James B. Allardice was born in Canton, Ohio, the son of James and Lula Allardice. He attended the College of Wooster where he wrote musicals with James Wise, who later wrote the Broadway musical, Dames at Sea. While serving in World War II, Allardice wrote the play,

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