The man. The myth. The legendary shenanigans.
In this war-era comedy, a ragtag band of journalists working for a military magazine have three days to put together an issue and, faced with too few stories and too little time, the gang turns to a shady character for help.
At the end of the Second World War, the editor of the famed army weekly Yank? magazine (Golden Globe-winner George Nader, Four Guns to the Border) flies across the Pacific with his staff to document life in post-war Japan.
Handed an impossibly tight deadline, they head to Tokyos black market to search for story ideas, where they stumble upon underworld con-artist Joe Butterfly (Oscar-nominee Burgess Meredith, Rocky).
Butterfly offers the Yank staff an alternative to their run-down offices, setting them up in a plush, private mansion but the new headquarters, frequented by a few local ladies, are seriously against regulations.
As the Yank staffers one played by war hero and Hollywood legend Audie Murphy (To Hell and Back), among others scramble to put together an issue, the sticky situation they find themselves in grows increasingly absurd, and laughs abound.
Release Date: 6th June 2016
Year of production: 1957
Director: Jesse Hibbs
Running Time: 89 min
Cat No: 164464
No Disc: 1