Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? (1970)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Military Comedy, Satire  |   Run Time - 113 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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War Games is the streamlined reissue title for the satirical Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? The story is set in a sleepy Southern town, the site of a tranquil army base. Commanding officer Col. Flanders (Don Ameche), anxious to win the hearts and minds of the locals, invites the populace to an ice-breaking dance. When the festivities degenerate into a fistfight, right-wing militia leader Billy Joe Davis (Tom Ewell) declares war against the Army. The film's romantic subplot is carried by Tony Curtis as a love-'em-and-leave-'em sergeant and Suzanne Pleshette as a smarter-than-she-looks local gal. Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? was reworked as in 1984 as Tank.

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military, con/scam, conflict, friendship, relationship, rescue, town