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Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? Details


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 Suzanne Pleshette. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Brian Keith
as Warrant Officer Nace
Tony Curtis
as Shannon Gambroni
Ernest Borgnine
as Sheriff
Ivan Dixon
as Sgt. Jones
Suzanne Pleshette
as Ramona
Tom Ewell
as Billy Joe Davis
Bradford Dillman
as Capt. Myerson
Arthur O'Connell
as Mr. Kruft
Don Ameche
as Col. Flanders
Maxine Stuart
as Zelda
Christopher Mitchum
as Alturi
Grady Sutton
as Rev. Dinwood
Cliff Norton
as Herman Hyde
Jeanne Bates
as Mrs. Flanders
William Bramley
as Dep.Henry
Buck Young
as Dep.Ron
John Lasell
as Dr. Hillery
Dorothy Green
as Mrs. Kruft
Pamela Branch
as Mrs. Purvis
Jean Argyle
as Mrs. Calhoun
Monty Margetts
as Mrs. Dinwood
Paula Stewart
as 1st Prostitute
Carolyn Williamson
as 2nd Prostitute
Vince Howard
as 2nd Military Policeman
Robert Emhardt
as Lester Calhoun
John Fiedler
as Maj. Purvis
Robert Emhardt
as Lester Calhoun


Hy Averback
Hal Captain
Don McGuire
Burnett Guffey
David McKechnie
Jerry Fielding
Composer (Music Score)
Jerry Fielding
Jack Poplin
Production Designer
Larry Hampton
Special Effects