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
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Opening credits: Although this picture is based upon fact, many of the characters and incidents utilized therein are fictional. Any similarity to other persons living or dead is purely coincidental. See more
The closeup shots of the Japanese patrol plane show the 2 Japanese pilots sitting in a Douglas DC-3 (or C-47) cockpit, but the long shots are of a Beechcraft D18 (a considerably smaller airplane). 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
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Lyrics by Eddie De Lange
Music by Louis Alter. See more