The Sad Sack

  • 1957
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

Based on the famous cartoon character, the bumbling hero with two left feet is played by Lewis, only this time he's gifted with a photographic memory. When he throws the whole base he's stationed at into chaos, he's transferred to Morocco to guard the army's new secret weapon. There, Lewis falls in love with cafe singer Montevecchi, but, as usual, he mistakenly...read more

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Based on the famous cartoon character, the bumbling hero with two left feet is played by Lewis, only this time he's gifted with a photographic memory. When he throws the whole base he's stationed at into chaos, he's transferred to Morocco to guard the army's new secret weapon. There, Lewis

falls in love with cafe singer Montevecchi, but, as usual, he mistakenly believes she wants nothing to do with him. Heartbroken, he deserts the army to join the French Foreign Legion. In typical Lewis fashion, he hooks up with a band of renegade Arabs led by Lorre, who have stolen a weapon but are

at a loss as to how to assemble it. When they discover that Lewis has memorized the instruction manual, they pretend to be the Foreign Legion and talk Lewis into helping them put it together. The army, guided by Montevecchi, arrives soon after to rescue Lewis. He's made a hero but is soon messing

up again, and it doesn't take long for the private to be back on K.P. duty. This was Lewis' second film without ex-partner Martin. He was so successful at the box office that most of the critics wondered aloud what he ever needed Martin for in the first place.

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