The Last Time I Saw Archie

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Last Time I Saw Archie
Poster of the movie The Last Time I Saw Archie.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Jack Webb
Produced by Jack Webb
Written by William Bowers
Starring Robert Mitchum
Jack Webb
Martha Hyer
France Nuyen
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates May 27, 1961
Running time 98 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Last Time I Saw Archie is a 1961 comedy film set in the waning days of World War II. Robert Mitchum stars as a lazy, scheming American soldier based on Arch Hall Sr. who is in an aviation school for pilots too old to fly aircraft but not too old to fly military gliders and liaison aircraft. Jack Webb produced, directed and costarred in what would be his final feature film.


The film’s main character played by Robert Mitchum was based on Arch Hall Sr., whom screenwriter William Bowers knew in the war[1] However, the film was made without the permission of Hall, who successfully sued the producers and won a settlement.[2] The film is also the debuts of baseball pitcher Don Drysdale and football quarterback Billy Kilmer. Portions of the film were shot at Fort MacArthur.



  1. ^ p.3 Weaver, Tom Richard Alden Interview I Talked with a Zombie: Interviews with 23 Veterans of Horror and Sci-fi Films and Television McFarland, 2009
  2. ^ p.193 Weaver, Tom Eye on Science Fiction 2003 McFarland

External links[edit]