Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came (1970)

113 mins | Comedy | 1970

Director:

Hy Averback

Producer:

Fred Engel

Cinematographer:

Burnett Guffey

Production Designer:

Jack Poplin

Production Company:

ABC Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed at Fort Huachuca, ... More Less

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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Fred Engel-Hy Averback Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
2nd unit dir
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Prod
Assoc prod
WRITERS
Story
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
Asst cam
Asst cam
Aerial photog
Aerial photog
ART DIRECTOR
Prod des
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
Cost coordinator
MUSIC
SOUND
Supv mus & eff ed
Sd eff ed
Music ed
Boom op
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
Spec eff
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod supv
Scr supv
Stunt coordinator
Prop master
Constr coordinator
Casting
Gaffer
Key grip
Stills
SOURCES
SONGS
"Mama Two March," words and music by Jerry Fielding and David McKechnie.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1970
Premiere Information:
Philadelphia opening: 20 May 1970
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
De Luxe
Duration(in mins):
113
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Colonel Flanders, the commander of a U. S. Army missile base in the South, plans to hold a dance to foster good relations with the nearby town of Anderson. The colonel appoints four of his subordinates, Warrant Officer Nace, Sgt. Shannon Gambroni, black Sergeant Jones, and Captain Myerson, as his community relations committee. Together with Billy Joe Davis (the town's leading citizen, a bigot, and the leader of a right-wing militia) they arrange the social event. On the night of the dance, Gambroni persuades Ramona, a bar girl and the town's loveliest citizen, to join him in the back seat of a parked car. Sheriff Harve, who considers Ramona his girl friend, arrests Gambroni for indecent conduct. Sergeant Jones, who has been refused a loan by bank official Kruft, decides to free Gambroni from jail. Jones and Nace, who is already quite drunk, commandeer an obsolete tank and storm the town. Billy Joe Davis is quick to defend his town; directing his forces from a helicopter, he orders his militia out onto a field in their jalopies. The tank devastates the private army and demolishes the jail. Colonel Flanders and the troops arrive to find Sheriff Harve holding the three sergeants captive, and Flanders forces the sheriff to release the men to him for military discipline. Billy Joe Davis is discredited, and the sheriff is fired, to the delight of practically the whole ... +


Colonel Flanders, the commander of a U. S. Army missile base in the South, plans to hold a dance to foster good relations with the nearby town of Anderson. The colonel appoints four of his subordinates, Warrant Officer Nace, Sgt. Shannon Gambroni, black Sergeant Jones, and Captain Myerson, as his community relations committee. Together with Billy Joe Davis (the town's leading citizen, a bigot, and the leader of a right-wing militia) they arrange the social event. On the night of the dance, Gambroni persuades Ramona, a bar girl and the town's loveliest citizen, to join him in the back seat of a parked car. Sheriff Harve, who considers Ramona his girl friend, arrests Gambroni for indecent conduct. Sergeant Jones, who has been refused a loan by bank official Kruft, decides to free Gambroni from jail. Jones and Nace, who is already quite drunk, commandeer an obsolete tank and storm the town. Billy Joe Davis is quick to defend his town; directing his forces from a helicopter, he orders his militia out onto a field in their jalopies. The tank devastates the private army and demolishes the jail. Colonel Flanders and the troops arrive to find Sheriff Harve holding the three sergeants captive, and Flanders forces the sheriff to release the men to him for military discipline. Billy Joe Davis is discredited, and the sheriff is fired, to the delight of practically the whole town. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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