The Sad Sack 64 years old

The Lovable Laughable GI Goof!

The Sad Sack

Private Meredith Bixby is so out of step in the Army that his six weeks of planned basic training has now stretched to 17 months. After he loses a tank, WAC Major Shelton, a psychologist, is assigned to make a good soldier out of him. She requests Corporal Dolan and Private Stan Wensalawsky to help with the training. Dolan and Stan both have scores to settle with Bixby and their "guidance" leads to more mishaps. Sergeant Pulley has them shipped out to Morocco. On leave in North Africa, Bixy wanders alone into a bar, has a few Moroccan Delights, which he thinks are malted milks, and becomes convinced that exotic singer-dancer Zita is THE girl for him.

Credits

The Sad Sack Cast

Name Character
Gene Evans He was 35, 75 years old when he died as Sgt. Major Elmer Pulley
Shepperd Strudwick He was 50, 75 years old when he died as Major General Vanderlip
David Wayne He was 43, 81 years old when he died as Corporal Larry Dolan
Abraham Sofaer He was 61, 91 years old when he died as Hassim
George Dolenz He was 49, 55 years old when he died as Ali Mustapha
Joe Mantell He was 41, 94 years old when he died as Pvt. Stan Wenaslawsky
Phyllis Kirk She was 30, 79 years old when she died as Maj. Shelton
Liliane Montevecchi She was 25, 85 years old when she died as Zita
Mary Treen She was 50, 82 years old when she died as Sgt. Hansen
Peter Lorre He was 53, 59 years old when he died as Abdul
Jerry Lewis He was 31, 91 years old when he died as Private Meredith C. Bixby

The Sad Sack Crew

Name Department
Walter Scharf as Original Music Composer. He was 47 (92) years old when He died Sound
Archie Marshek as Editor. He was 55 (90) years old when He died Editing
Hal Pereira as Art Direction. He was 52 (78) years old when He died Art
Sam Comer as Set Decoration. He was 64 (81) years old when He died Art
John B. Goodman as Art Direction. He was 56 (89) years old when He died Art
Nate Monaster as Screenplay. He was 46 (78) years old when He died Writing
Loyal Griggs as Director of Photography. He was 51 (72) years old when He died Camera
Edmund Beloin as Screenplay. He was 47 (82) years old when He died Writing
Edward R. Morse as Casting. He was 41 (76) years old when He died Production
Paul Nathan as Associate Producer. He was 100 (69) years old when He died Production
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The Sad Sack (64 years)

The Lovable Laughable GI Goof!

  • Release day: Wednesday, November 27, 1957
  • Runtime: 98 minutes