Nightclub entertainer Hap Smith (Jerry Lewis) has a new act since his former partner Chick Allen (Dean Martin) joined the army, with lovely new partner Betsy Carter (Mona Freeman).
Chick – who is now a paratrooper – is organising a talent show at Fort Benning, Georgia, and finds he needs his old partner’s help when the ‘real’ talent in the army is found sadly lacking.
Hap impersonates a hapless real soldier, Dogface Dolan (Richard Erdman) but circumstances force them to prolong the masquerade, creating an increasingly tangled Army-sized snafu.
Men of the real 508th Airborne were used in several scenes.
Cpl. Chick Allen
Pvt. Dogface Dolan
Brig. Gen. W.W. Timmons