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All Hands on Deck (1961)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 30 March 1961 (USA)
Story of a Navy ship with a captain obsessed with catching a fish, a singing executive officer wanting to get married, and an Indian with a turkey as a pet. With Pat Boone as the hopeful ... See full summary »




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Cast overview:
Lt. Victor 'Vic' Donald
Shrieking Eagle Garfield
Lt. Cmdr. Brian O'Gara
Sally Hobson
Ens. Rudy Rush
Rear Admiral Bintle
David Brandon ...
Lt. Kutley
Lt. Cmdr. Anthony
Paul von Schreiber ...
Lt. (j.g.) Schuyler
Owasso ...
Owasso - the pelican


Story of a Navy ship with a captain obsessed with catching a fish, a singing executive officer wanting to get married, and an Indian with a turkey as a pet. With Pat Boone as the hopeful suitor, Barbara Eden as his girl, and Buddy Hackett assigned to Boone to stay out of the captain's way.

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All hands on deck... for the song-and-fun hit of '61!


Comedy | Musical


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Release Date:

30 March 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alle man på däck  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The portrait in Rear Admiral Bintle's office is of Capt. Daniel Gregg, played by Rex Harrison, from The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947). See more »


There is a discrepancy with the release date of the movie and the ribbons on the ship. The movie came out in 1961, but there was a Vietnam Service Medal among the ribbons. The St. Clair County did not go to Vietnam until February 1966. Vietnam Service was not authorized until 1965. See more »


Lt. Victor 'Vic' Donald: [Screaming Eagle Garfield is watching him shave, and is making some odd faces] Are you enjoying my shave?
Shrieking Eagle Garfield: Huh.
Lt. Victor 'Vic' Donald: Why don't you run along and have one of your own?
Shrieking Eagle Garfield: Indian no shave. No have hair on face.
Lt. Victor 'Vic' Donald: Hmm, like a squaw, huh?
Shrieking Eagle Garfield: Squaw have'm hair on face. Shave'm twice a day.
Lt. Victor 'Vic' Donald: [Gives him a perplexed look] You know, Sunday I'm gettin' married, and you and I will have to part company, old buddy. Why don't you run along, find a girl of your own and get married?
Shrieking Eagle Garfield: [...]
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You Mean Everything to Me
Written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston
Performed by Pat Boone
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I saw this movie in my childhood and still remember some of the most funniest scenes till date!
24 June 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

One of the most memorable scenes in the movie is when Lt. Cmdr. O'Hara is fishing with Garfield but on separate decks-Seeing the Lt.Cmdr. frustrated by not having caught any fish, Garfiled quickly releases his "healthy" catch into the sea with an expression of displeasure on his face relating to what he considers an "unworthy" catch! This infuriates the Lt.Cmdr. even more and he commands his subordinates saying-"Full Fish ahead"(meaning full speed ahead but replacing the word speed with fish as fishing was all that currently occupied his mind! Moreover, the thought of Garfield-considered by the Lt.Cmdr as an unworthy seaman, having caught a bigger catch(or for that matter caught a catch at the least!) was a fact that the Lt.Cmdr. could not digest!)

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