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Don't Give Up the Ship (1959)

 -  Comedy  -  3 July 1959 (USA)
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John Paul Steckler was the Junior Officer aboard a destroyer when WWII ended. He gets stuck with the job of sailing the ship to the states to be decommissioned. Now years latter, no one ... See full summary »

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John Paul Steckler I / John Paul Steckler IV / John Paul Steckler VII
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Ens. Rita J. Benson
Diana Spencer ...
Prudence Trabert Steckler
Mickey Shaughnessy ...
Stan Wychinski
Robert Middleton ...
Vice Adm. Philo Tecumseh Bludde
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Congressman Mandeville
Mabel Albertson ...
Mrs. Trabert
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Lt. Cmdr. Farber
Hugh Sanders ...
Adm. Rogers
Richard Shannon ...
Cmdr. Cross
Chuck Wassil ...
Cmdr. Craig
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John Paul Steckler was the Junior Officer aboard a destroyer when WWII ended. He gets stuck with the job of sailing the ship to the states to be decommissioned. Now years latter, no one knows where the ship is. He has a choice. Find the ship, or pay for it, Now! If only Prudence, to whom he just got married, could understand why he isn't there for his Honeymoon. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Officer and gentleman by Act of Congress -- man, somebody goofed! See more »

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3 July 1959 (USA)  »

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Himmel, Arsch und Zwirn, fluchte der Leutnant  »

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According to first hand reports, Jerry Lewis gave the crew of the USS Vammen an expensive "Hi-fi" set for their participation in the movie. See more »

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Ensign Steckler and Chief Wychinski go to explore an island after their ship has run aground. While exploring the island, a background shot of the ship shows it rolling in the sea swells. See more »

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Japanese Officer: Sunrise. Time you die.
John Paul Steckler VII: Before breakfast?
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" Honey how could you? . . . . Well, it Wasn't Easy!!!! "
16 February 2012 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The raw talent of comic Jerry Lewis, has rarely been equaled, but not often surpassed. He has entertained American audiences for decades. Today, his star power has become a present staple in France. Here, is one of his finer offerings. It's called " Don't Give up The Ship. " In this movie, Jerry plays John Paul Steckler the VII, who as fate would have it, is the Jr. Officer of the U.S.S. KornBlatt. Shortly before the end of WWII, he is ordered to sail the ship to the U.S. where the ship is to be decommissioned. Unfortunately, he is accidentally stranded on a Japanese held island and fails to report the loss of his ship. Now, years later, he is summoned to Washington, by Congressman Mandeville, (Gale Gordon) and Adm. Bludde (Robert Middleton) to explain where he last left his ship. This on the eve of his wedding. Only with the help of Ens. Benson (Dina Merrill) and Stan Wychinsky (Mickey Shaughnessy) can he hope to remember where the missing ship is. This film is one of Lewis's finest examples of true laughter in it's purest form. A Classic by any other name which has stood the test of time. ****


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