The Phil Silvers Show (1955-59)

Sergeant Bilko
1955-59 | USA | Nat Hiken | ★★★★★

Nat Hiken's wonderful, consistently hilarious The Phil Silvers Show is an army base-set sitcom about a loveable rogue, featuring great gags, irreverent plotting, and (particularly from its brilliant, eponymous star) memorable performances.


"Sgt. Ernie Bilko is the ultimate con man. He runs the motor pool at a small Kansas US Army Camp. Colonel Hall, nominally in charge of the base tries to keep Bilko's plans in check. Bilko runs every money making scheme that he thinks he can pull off. Midnight cruises on Landing Craft, Tank Rides, Poker games, and an interesting deal with local service stations for spare parts for jeep tires." IMDb

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