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Sail a Crooked Ship (1961)

 |  Comedy  |  December 1961 (USA)
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A bungling burglar, determined to go down in the annals of crime as a genius, steals a ship in New York in order to rob a bank in Boston. He steals a mothballed Liberty ship, assembles a ... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Gilbert Barrows
Elinor Harrison
Bugsy G. Foglemeyer aka The Captain
Ens. Rodney J. Foglemeyer
George M. Wilson
Jesse White ...
Sid Tomack ...
Guy Raymond ...
Buck Kartalian ...
Wilton Graff ...
Simon J. Harrison
Marjorie Bennett ...
Mrs. Chowder


A bungling burglar, determined to go down in the annals of crime as a genius, steals a ship in New York in order to rob a bank in Boston. He steals a mothballed Liberty ship, assembles a nitwit band of meatballs and sets sail on his crazy cruise for crime. To "drive" the ship they shanghai an inept ex-Navy officer who somehow manages to bring them through a hurricane, a fire and a mutiny. Written by alfiehitchie

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Opposites Attract
Written by Robert P. Marcucci (as Bob Marcucci) and Russell Faith (as Russ Faith)
Sung by Frankie Avalon
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maybe the second funniest movie ever made
11 August 2002 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

. This is a side splitting laugh fest. Probably the best thing Kovaks ever did. And it was smart too. Even subtle in places. And Delores Hart ( a cross between Sue Lyon and Grace Kelly) sent me rocketing into puberty. And then, she went and became a catholic nun. What a bring down.

But HEY ! Robert Wagner was in this little gem. And I understand he currently has a gig with the IMDb. Maybe he can bear some influence, . . . and GET THIS THING ON TAPE SO WE CAN ALL SEE IT AGAIN.

Oh yeah. The first funniest film: . . . His Girl Friday. .

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