Lieutenant Rip Crandall is hoodwinked into taking command of the "Wackiest Ship in the Navy" - a real garbage scow with a crew of misfits who don't know a jib from a jigger. What none of them knows, including Crandall, is that this ship has a very important top-secret mission to complete in waters patrolled by the Japanese fleet. Their mission will save hundreds of allied lives - if only they can get there in one piece. Written by
WACKY IS THE WORD FOR IT! (original print ad - all caps)
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Did You Know?
Mike Kellin who played the Chief also played this same part in the television series "The Wackiest Ship in the Army". He was the only actor to play a role in both the tv series and the movie. See more
The aircraft flying Lt. Crandall to his new assignment is a Grumman S2F-1, an anti-submarine warfare aircraft, which was in service with the US Navy from 1954 - 1976. The aircraft has markings for squadron VS-33, which was activated on April 1, 1960. See more
If you remember Pearl Harbor, you'll recall that in the year that followed the Japanese were almost invincible. Early in 1943, however, they were checked. Stopped cold by the Marines at Guadalcanal, the Navy in the Coral Sea, and the Allied armies in New Guinea. This was a period of far-reaching decisions, desperate strategies, and incredibly daring counter-strokes - not the least of which involved two bright young naval officers...
Opening credits: THE WACKIEST SHIP IN THE ARMY...................IN THE ARMY? See more
Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans
Lyrics by Edgar De Lange
(as Eddie De Lange)
Music by Louis Alter See more