A silly but likeable WW II comedy which opens as a young Marine, Lancaster, faces a court martial. Through testimony we learn the strange series of events that have catapulted Lancaster into his predicament. Two weeks before the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Lancaster went AWOL in an
effort to stop his buddy Connors from marrying Mayo, a girl who works in a nightclub. Lancaster managed to snatch Connors away from the altar in time, and the two GIs tried to catch up to their unit with Mayo in tow. The trio wind up on a remote South Sea island and are forced to pose as deserters
to avoid capture by the Vichy Frenchman, Askin, who rules the territory. While Lancas...