The Girl He Left Behind (1956)

Genres - Adventure, Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Adventure  |   Release Date - Oct 26, 1956 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The peacetime draft is given the teen-idol treatment in The Girl He Left Behind. Hollywood hunk Tab Hunter is starred as a spoiled young man who is whipped into shape--and humility--by his two years of compulsory military service. Natalie Wood plays the girl who...well, look at the title. Director David Butler would have preferred to cast a minor actor who was making his film debut in the leading role, but Butler was committed to Warners contractee Tab Hunter. Thus it was that young James Garner would have to wait his turn.

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military, offer, recruit [soldier], soldier, army, basic-training [military], girlfriend, war-games, maturity, rescue, sergeant, spoiled, sweetheart, training, humiliation