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Sail a Crooked Ship (1961)

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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Gilbert Barrows
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Elinor Harrison
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Virginia
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Bugsy G. Foglemeyer aka The Captain
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Ens. Rodney J. Foglemeyer
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George M. Wilson
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Helmut
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Simon J. Harrison
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Mrs. Chowder
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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 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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You'll bust your bulkheads when a crew of bungling bank robbers board a ship they can't sail! See more »

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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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How could this cast actually manage to make me yawn?
23 September 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I couldn't believe Maltin gave this film only 2 1/2 stars. With this cast? Then I saw the movie (on TCM). Maltin was being generous. Two stars, tops. Robert Wagner showed why comedy was not his forte. The character of his girlfriend (played by Dolores Hart) was perhaps the most annoying ever in a comedy. Frankie Avalon showed why he belonged in the Beach Blanket movies, not here. His steering bit during the hurricane was funny at first, but they beat it to death. While I'm a big fan of Ernie Kovacs, he was flat here. And the fabulous Frank Gorshin was wasted. At least Carolyn Jones was as sexy as always. Ignore who's in the cast and lower your expectations and you may manage to be mildly amused.


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