Up Front (film)

Up Front is a 1951 comedy film directed by Alexander Hall and starring Tom Ewell and David Wayne very loosely based on Bill Mauldin's World War II characters Willie and Joe. Mauldin repudiated it and refused his advising fee; he claimed never to have seen it.[2]

Up Front
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Directed byAlexander Hall
Produced byLeonard Goldstein
Screenplay byStanley Roberts
StarringDavid Wayne
Tom Ewell
CinematographyRussell Metty
Edited byMilton Carruth
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • March 5, 1951 (1951-03-05)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1.95 million (US rentals)[1]



  1. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1951', Variety, January 2, 1952
  2. ^ DePastino, Todd (2008). Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company. p. 247. ISBN 978-0-393-33488-3.

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