Wake Me When It's Over (1960) - Rotten Tomatoes

Wake Me When It's Over1960

Wake Me When It's Over (1960)





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Wake Me When It's Over is a zany service comedy in which Ernie Kovacs plays the latest in his long line of military captains. Kovacs and his men are stationed at a dead-end Japanese island. World War II vet Dick Shawn, redrafted through a clerical error, arrives on the island and decides to liven things up. Using the materials at hand, he supervises the building of a hotel, using the island girls as the staff. The military brass investigate when it's obvious than the servicemen are having too much fun on the island. Kovacs would love to have Shawn stay, and says so at Shawn's court-martial, but the reluctant draftee is mustered out of the service as accidentally as he'd been brought back in. Ernie Kovacs and Dick Shawn work so well together in Wake Me When It's Over that one can only feel an intensified loss over the early deaths of these two comic masters. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Dick Shawn
as Gus Brubaker
Ernie Kovacs
as Capt. Charlie Stark
Jack Warden
as Captain Dave 'Doc' Farrington
Don Knotts
as Sgt. Percy Warren
Margo Moore
as Lt. Nora McKay
Robert Strauss
as Sam Weiscoff
Noreen Nash
as Marge Brubaker
Parley Baer
as Col. Hollingsworth
Robert Emhardt
as Joab Martinson
Marvin Kaplan
as Hap Cosgrove
Richard Tyler
as Lt. William Pincus
Ralph Dumke
as Sen. Gillespie
Tommy Nishimura
as Pvt. Jim Hanigawa
Raymond Bailey
as Gen. Weingang
Robert Burton
as Col. Dowling
Frank Behrens
as Maj. Biglow
Caroline Richter
as Mrs. Hollingsworth
Robert Peoples
as Connorton
Ron Hargrave
as Hawaiian Singer
David Bedell
as Capt. Arthur Finch
Jay Jostyn
as Col. Mulhern
Byron Morrow
as Maj. Horace Tillman
John Michael Quinn
as Capt. John Guevara
Owen Cunningham
as Col. Geoffrey Schmitt
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A good basic idea is overdeveloped and finally goes to waste in this Hollywood comedy.

December 10, 2019 | Full Review…

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