Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Mr. Walkie Talkie was the second attempt by producer Hal Roach Jr. to revive the popular series of William Tracy/Joe Sawyer service comedies filmed by Hal Roach Sr. back in the early 1940s. Like its predecessor As You Were, this film stars Tracy as Sgt. Doubleday, a garrulous soldier with a photographic memory and Sawyer as Sgt. Ames, his flustered sergeant. Sick unto death of being around the troublesome Doubleday, Ames has himself transferred to the front lines of Korea. So guess who follows along shortly afterward? Before the film has run its course, Doubleday and Ames have become heroes by flummoxing the Red Army, herein depicted as boobish buffoons.
Korea, photographic-memory, sergeant, soldier, war