A young man serving short time in prison is forced to join an escape attempt. On the outside he hides out from the cops in a cafe, and falls in love with a lovely young waitress. But she has a dark secret that won’t allow the newly freed convict to escape his checkered past.
The hilarious duo joins the foreign legion to escape doldrums after a slump Ollie’s romantic life. They get in a heap of trouble when they try to desert, and things go from bad to worse. Will they face the firing squad, or find a way out of this crazy mess? (Browse our Movie Archive)
Publisher Hugh Hefner was controversial, but he is credited with changing American society, and bringing sexuality into the public discourse. Many award winning 20th century writers penned articles for playboy, but the magazine’s most powerful attraction was always its nude centerfold. It was shocking to a more socially conservative nation back in 1953, when the first issue debuted, featuring Marilyn Monroe.
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