The story, told in eight episodes, covers different facets of the American Spirit, from racial and religious tolerance to the dangers of self-centeredness and myopic reasoning. The parables... See full summary »
Once a famous Ziegfeld star, Dodo Delwyn, is reduced to playing clowns in burlesque and amusement parks as a result of his drinking. His son Little Dink idolizes Dodo and faithfully ... See full summary »
In a hypothetical country in South America, Jeff Dawson and his partner Dutch Peterson have invested all their savings in a lease contract to explore oil. However, their expectation ruins ... See full summary »
President Grant orders Indian fighter MacKay to negotiate with the Modocs of northern California and southern Oregon. On the way he must escort Nancy Meek to the home of her aunt and uncle.... See full summary »
When young Danny Lambert runs away from camp in south-central Colorado, he becomes the object of a park-wide-search by his wealthy father Robertson Lambert. He is found by Jerry Barker and ... See full summary »
Howard W. Koch
A Los Angeles high-school teacher's problems begin when he happens to witness a gangland killing and agrees to identify the murderers. Not realizing this will cause the underworld to retaliate "big time".
Gene Fowler Jr.
When Lt. John Harknesshe, a 90 day wonder with an engineering degree, is assigned as the new skipper of submarine chaser equipped with an experimental steam engine, he hopes that the U.S.S. Teakettle's veterans will afford him enough help to accomplish the ship's goals. Unfortunately he finds the crew and its officers share his novice status or only have experience in diesel engines. Written by
In the scene where they are rolling depth charges off the aft deck during a drill, Lee Marvin is first seen as a radio man on the bridge, then after a cut, he is on the aft deck with the depth charge crew. See more »
[Exiting engine room]
I've never seen anything like it in my whole life!
We keep it running, sir.
Yeah, Yeah, you can also hang upside-down with your belt from a doorknob and kick the transom open with your feet, but I don't recommend it Chief.
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I have always enjoyed this film for its humor and human characterizations. Men taken from their homes and jobs and suddenly finding themselves in a new and unfamiliar setting is always cause for confusion and misunderstanding. This film does an excellent effort at showing how men can respond to those challenges. Yet does so with wit and intelligence.
There is no goof section for this movie so I want to tell of two that I noticed. In one scene the crew is exercising weapons practice. On the bridge acting as communications man is Lee Marvin. When the command to drop a depth charge is given the command is received by Lee Marvin as the stern communications man. On the building behind the dock where the ship is berthed appears the sign "We Built for Victory." Obviously a post-war addition.
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