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Ensign Pulver (1964)

 -  Comedy | Drama | War  -  31 July 1964 (USA)
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Life becomes so harried after Ensign Pulver's prank, he and the Captain are swept off deck during a storm, ending up on a tropical island, a group of ship wrecked nurses, dancing natives and 1 very big case of appendicitis.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ensign Frank Pulver (as Robert Walker)
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Doc
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Bruno
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Scotty
Kay Medford ...
Head Nurse
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Billings
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Carney (as Peter L. Marshall)
Joseph Marr ...
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ...
LaSueur (as Gerald O'Loughlin)
Diana Sands ...
Mila
Robert Matek ...
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Taru
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1945, on an old cargo ship somewhere deep in the Pacific ocean: Captain Morton strives to become commander, so he demands the maximum quality of work from his crew, without granting them any freedom or favors - ignoring that they're thousand of miles away from the front. In one word: he drives his crew crazy. They are near mutiny, but no-one dares to do the first step. Until Ensign Pulver plays a prank on the captain that triggers fatal consequences... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Comedy | Drama | War

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31 July 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dos Fracos Não Reza a História  »

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Trivia

Sequel/Spin Off to "Mister Roberts". Jack Lemmon played Ensign Pulver in the first film. See more »

Goofs

Bruno is referred to as being a Seaman First Class, when his uniform insignia is clearly that of a Petty Officer Second Class. See more »

Quotes

Sailor: [Ensign Pulver is smuggling liquor aboard in a case marked "Brassieres"] Are bras that heavy, Mister Pulver?
Ens. Frank Pulver: Only when they're full.
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Connections

Spoofs Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh My Darling, Clementine
(uncredited)
Usually attributed to Percy Montrose
Sung by the captain when under 'anaesthetic'
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no Pulver-ization here
27 August 2007 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

The only thing this film has going for it is catching all the great actors, at the start of their careers) that are in smaller roles as the sailors on board - James Farentino, a skinny James Coco, Larry Hagman, George Lindsay, Dick Gautier and even a young Jack Nicholson! OK Walter Matthau is worth watching in anything he does, but that is all. The rest of the film is another Josh Logan homo-erotic mess. Yes, it is. He seems to have spent more time on the scenes where the sailors get together and have fun dancing in their underwear, whacking each other on the butt, running around with no shirts and skimpy shorts and there is even a scene where one sailor, as they sit and listen to the radio, has one arm draped over another guys leg. The rest of the story is like the boat they are on - old, rusty and goes no where. The worst is Robert Walker(who should have kept the Jr after his name)who does his best to do a perfect Jack Lemmon impersonation and that gets irritating as you wonder why they didn't get Jack himself. He probably read the script.


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