Jumping Jacks Poster

Release Date: 1952

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
Infantry paratrooper Chick Allen (Dean Martin) summons his close friend, bumbling entertainer Hap Smith (Jerry Lewis), to Fort Belding to assist in putting on a revue. Explaining that commanding officer Gen. Timmons (Ray Teal) dislikes and bans "amateur" shows, Chick believes his and Hap's act will restore the general's faith in soldier entertainment. Hap agrees to perform under the assumed identity of Dogface Dolan, but soon finds that playing a soldier is harder than he imagined.

Cast: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Mona Freeman, Don DeFore, Robert Strauss, Ray Teal, Marcy McGuire, Danny Arnold

Director: Norman Taurog

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Paramount

Keywords: Madcap, New York City, Soldier, Quest, Playful, 1950s