This funny but slightly overlong peacetime service comedy was directed by LeRoy, who had already shown his ability with men in uniform in MR. ROBERTS and NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS. Shawn, a WW II veteran, is comfortably ensconced in a new career as a restaurateur when he is mistakenly
redrafted and shipped off to the lonely Pacific island of Shima, where tedium is rampant. It's all a bureaucratic screw-up, but these things take time to rectify, so Shawn has to make the best of it while governmental red tape strangles his requests to be released. Kovacs is the commander of the
radar station that dominates the island, and he does his best to keep his men amused by arrang...