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A Private's Affair Details


A trio of energetic young men try to put on a good show for their Army camp, in this lightweight comedy by Raoul Walsh. Luigi (Sal Mineo just risen to stardom), Jerry (Berry Coe), and Mike (Gary Crosby) are in boot camp when they are presented with a chance to represent their unit in competition on a national television show. The three guys are up to the challenge, which begins a chain of unusual circumstances that not only have them singing and dancing at the proper times, but also running into a trio of alluring young women (Barbara Eden, Terry Moore, and Christine Carere). Then there is that little mix-up when the Assistant Secretary of War mistakenly marries herself off to a doped-up Private Jerry, all for a good cause. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi


Sal Mineo
as Luigi Maresi
Barry Coe
as Jerry Morgan
Barbara Eden
as Sgt. Katey
Gary Crosby
as Mike
Terry Moore
as Louise Wright
Jim Backus
as Jim Gordon
Jesse Royce Landis
as Elizabeth T. Chapman
Robert Burton
as Col. Hargrave
Alan Hewitt
as Maj. Hanley
Bob Denver
as MacIntosh
Ray Montgomery
as Capt. Hickman
Rudolph Anders
as Dr.Leyden
Debbie Joyce
as Magdalena
Robert Montgomery
as Young Rookie
Carlyle Mitchell
as Mr. Gerstader
Maida Severn
as Mrs. Hargrave
Emerson Treacy
as Mr. Walker
Dick Whittinghill
as Capt. Henderson
Maida Severn
as Mrs. Hargrave
Emerson Treacy
as Mr. Walker
Carlyle Mitchell
as Mr. Gerstader


Raoul Walsh
David Weisbart
Winston Miller
Charles G. Clarke
Lionel Newman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jimmy McHugh
Jay Livingston
Cyril Mockridge
Composer (Music Score)
Dorothy Spencer
Lyle Wheeler
Art Director
Walter Scott
Set Designer
Alex Romero