On a small island in the South Pacific, the Navy's P.R. department is spending WWII without getting near a ship. Lt. Max Siegal is the Second in command to a clueless Commanding Officer who... See full summary »
On a small island in the South Pacific, the Navy's P.R. department is spending WWII without getting near a ship. Lt. Max Siegal is the Second in command to a clueless Commanding Officer who believes Sea Duty to be the worst punishment he can give one of his men. Siegal has to keep the foreign correspondents happy, keep his Commander out of trouble and figure out a way for one of the enlisted sailors to date the lady Lieutenant of his dreams - all while convincing a certain island schoolteacher that he's the man for her. Written by
April M. Cheek <Aravis2713@aol.com>
Ship's bells in the Navy ring every 30 minutes. The duration between the ringing of two and three bells during the staff meeting is four minutes in a scene that plays out in real time without a break. See more »
You know, she knows darn well that little piece of black lace is showin' up above her shirt.
Lt. Ross Pendleton:
You know what she is? A sadist. I know these black underwear kind of women.
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This tale of the absurdist goings-on at a public relations office for the navy in the WWII pacific theater is sort of a downscale "South Pacific." The casting and production values are extremely high, but the movie never aspires to anything more than light (extremely light) entertainment. In this it succeeds quite well. The movie is great to look at, and the comic abilities of Glenn Ford - an underrated actor, in my book - are at their peak. No lasting nourishment here, but a fun flick to see - once. Side note
the movie is another example of the superiority of the color processes
employed in the 50's and late 40's over what is commonly used in today's flicks.
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