If you were curious as to what military personnel did in the tropics, it’s mostly fall in love and talk about how being over 50 doesn’t mean that the sex has to stop. And then they sing about it.
It’s the best way to pass the time during dangerous missions in WWII.
This type of movie was the bread and butter of director Joshua Logan, who also wrote and directed Mister Roberts and Ensign Pulver. Who says the war couldn’t have its fair share of comedy?