Kaiser Aluminum Hour

Season 1 Episode 1

The Army Game

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Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Jul 03, 1956 on NBC
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The Army Game
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A young man who's a small-town sports hero is drafted by the Army. His inability to meet the needs of the military, along with his attitude that he's too good for the service, leads to his eventual downfall. When he resorts to faking injuries, his fellow soldiers begin to turn on him.moreless

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    Edward Andrews

    Edward Andrews

    Major Berman

    Guest Star

    Philip Abbott

    Philip Abbott

    Pvt. Manken

    Guest Star

    George Grizzard

    George Grizzard

    Pvt. Bert Scoffield

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      • Danny: (crying into the pillow with his best friend Bert consoling him) (in his head) Poor dumb slob, even you don't see, I'm pulling off the deal of a century. I'm getting out. I'm going to buy myself a car, a nice foreign car with all those dials and I'm going to take Holly for a ride and then we're going to laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh.

      • Captain Lassiter: This is no recommendation Major. Is the boy sick or is he faking?
        Major Berman: Captain let me make one thing clear, in the Army you have to draw a line, either the man is a malingerer or he's sick, but to a Psychiatrist the distinction is not quite so clear. At the moment I am just not sure about Danny Scott.
        Captain Lassiter: Then you have no recommendation.
        Major Berman: Then let me just duck that question for a moment. Let's review the facts, you know there is some very confusing things about Danny, take his family, first his mother, she went to some very unusual lengths to keep him out of the Army. Letters to Congressmen, draft board appeal, Doctor's certificates, asthma, hayfever, trick knee, bad back, there's no end to it. All in all she made him out to be quite a defective person.
        Captain Lassiter: Must be some mother.
        Major Berman: Now Danny doesn't try to hide any of this, what he does try to hide is the fact that he was an outstanding athlete and won I don't how many honors and awards. Now this seems to embarass him, he says if he wanted us to believe that he is the defective person his mother made him out to be, rather than the crack athlete he really is.
        Captain Lassiter: Then he's faking.
        Major Berman: There's one more thing, Danny Scott irritates me, and he shouldn't but he exudes antagonism and he's arrogant. He defies me to tell him he's faking. He's wants me upset to hate him and punish him, he craves punishment.
        Captain Lassiter: My inclination is to oblige him.
        Major Berman: That's just what he wants is to be sent home in disgrace. Look Captain if I were to make a guess, I would say that in some curious way Danny is ashamed of his mother. He resents her deeply and he's trying to punish her by punishing himself.
        Captain Lassiter: Alright Major. How sick does this make him?
        Major Berman: He might be faking, there are undoubtedly some deep seated disturbances. Captain I just can't answer that question.

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