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George Waggner
Jacland Marmur (newspaper story "No Home of His Own")
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Release Date:
28 July 1954 (USA) See more »
The Fleet's In...and All Hands Ready For Action!
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  (in credits order)

Jan Sterling ... Frieda - Waitress

Neville Brand ... CPO Chuck 'Soup Bowl' MacLish

John Doucette ... Jimmy (cab driver)

Paul Langton ... Lt. Manley
John Pickard ... Spike
Don Haggerty ... Tompkins
Alvy Moore ... Smitty
Robert Arthur ... Porter
Lloyd Corrigan ... Pinky
Lee Roberts ... Doctor
Ward Wood ... Clarke
Robert Patten ... Welch

James Best ... Barr
John Tarangelo ... Doyle
Bill Gentry ... Harris
Walter Reed ... Captain
Bert Arnold ... Lt. j.g.
Nick Stewart ... Navigation Officer
Harry Landers ... Quartermaster
Don McShane ... Helmsman
Charles Morton ... Cookie
Frank Richards ... Bartender
Don Kennedy ... Joe
Paul Burke ... Gunnery Officer
Morgan Jones ... Lookout
Herb Vigran ... Doctor
Pamela Duncan ... Nurse
Ed Andrews ... Sailor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dan Barton ... Sailor (uncredited)
William Boyett ... Sailor (uncredited)
Ray Boyle ... New Ensign (uncredited)
Carol Brewster ... New Waitress (uncredited)
Gene Collins ... Sailor (uncredited)
Don Garner ... Sailor (uncredited)
Harry Harvey Jr. ... Sailor (uncredited)
Joe Haworth ... Sailor (uncredited)
Jack Lomas ... Sailor (uncredited)
Michael Monroe ... Youngster (uncredited)

Joe Turkel ... Sailor (uncredited)

Stuart Whitman ... New j.g. (uncredited)
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Directed by
Lesley Selander 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jacland Marmur  newspaper story "No Home of His Own"
George Waggner 

Produced by
Scott R. Dunlap .... producer
Original Music by
Paul Dunlap 
Cinematography by
Harry Neumann 
Film Editing by
John C. Fuller 
Art Direction by
Dave Milton  (as David Milton)
Set Decoration by
Joseph Kish 
Makeup Department
Eddie Polo .... makeup artist
Mary Smith .... hair stylist
Production Management
Allen K. Wood .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Austen Jewell .... assistant director
Sound Department
Ralph Butler .... sound recordist
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bert Henrikson .... wardrobe
Music Department
Paul Dunlap .... conductor
Marlin Skiles .... musical director
Other crew
John Banse .... set continuity (as John L. Banse)
H.H. Connelly .... technical advisor (as Captain H.H. Connelly)

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79 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Approved (PCA #17031, General Audience)


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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Not bad!, 6 April 2001
Author: artzau from Sacramento, CA

This film is typical of Hollywood low budget films which were made during those halcyon days of the cold war after the Korean war and before we all got embittered by Viet Nam. This is a typical "B" grade, feel-good flick about a chief (Neville Brand) in the Navy who drinks coffee out of a soup bowl and is rough, tough but lovable, lonely and sensitive. He meets the hardened but having heart of gold waitress (Jan Sterling) who sees through the protective veneer of the chief and after a trials and tribs, they retire to an apple farm in Southern California. As a former Naval officer who was active during that time, the Navy scenes, particularly a landing operation carried out from a destroyer, are quite unreal, but this is not a war movie. The theme is peace time and reconciling the lovers with good vibes shared all around. It's not a mind bender-- wasn't meant to be. But, in the context of the time, it was nice to see Jan Sterling and Neville Brand, two very competent character actors, sharing a chance to work and make us feel good. No video listed, so catch it on the late show.

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