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The Last Time I Saw Archie (1961) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Jack Webb and produced by Jack Webb.

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William 'Bill' Bowers: No luck huh?
Archie Hall: Oh this goes way, way beyond luck, buddy. I think we may have finally reached the point where we're operating in the realm of the supernatural.

Pvt. Russell Drexler: Have you seen the newsreel shots of those English glider invasions? The whole idea seems to be to try and crash through as many fences as you can before you burst into flames.

William 'Bill' Bowers: And that was when the Vigaro hit the Mixmaster.

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The main character is based on Arch Hall Sr., director and star of films such as Eegah and Wild Guitar, and was an Army buddy of the film's writer. Hall was indeed a pilot, as is his son, Arch Hall Jr. Hall was aware his friend Bowers was writing the script and was flattered and pleased. Once the film was completed and in release, Hall sued the producers of this movie for invasion of privacy. The suit was apparently dropped or settled out of court. Bowers, writing later about his friend and the incident, not only bore Hall no malice, he thought Hall's actions were consistently in character for the sharpie with whom he'd served in uniform.
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