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Thomas Heggen (based on a play by) &
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Release Date:
31 July 1964 (USA) See more »
Following in the hilarious fun-steps of "Mister Roberts"
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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very enjoyable,back in the old days getting at your funny bone! See more (16 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Walker Jr. ... Ensign Frank Pulver (as Robert Walker)

Burl Ives ... Captain Morton

Walter Matthau ... Doc

Tommy Sands ... Bruno

Millie Perkins ... Scotty
Kay Medford ... Head Nurse

Larry Hagman ... Billings

Peter Marshall ... Carney (as Peter L. Marshall)
Joseph Marr ... Dowdy

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... LaSueur (as Gerald O'Loughlin)
Diana Sands ... Mila
Robert Matek ... Stretch

Jack Nicholson ... Yeoman Dolan

Al Freeman Jr. ... Taru

Dick Gautier ... Stefanowski (as Richard Gautier)

George Lindsey ... Lindstrom
Sal Papa ... Gabrowski

James Farentino ... Insigna

James Coco ... Skouras
Don Dorrell ... Payne
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wade Boteler ... film clip from 'The Walking Dead' (archive footage) (uncredited)

King Calder ... Governor in 'Young Dr. Jekyll Meets Frankenstein' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Marguerite Churchill ... film clip from 'The Walking Dead' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Michael Daves ... Sergeant on Plane Wing (uncredited)

James Davidson ... Bookser (uncredited)

Roger Ewing ... Jackson (uncredited)
Zack Foster ... Schlemmer (uncredited)
Jordan Grant ... Mechanic (uncredited)

Edmund Gwenn ... film clip from 'The Walking Dead' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Warren Hull ... film clip from 'The Walking Dead' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Boris Karloff ... film clip from 'The Walking Dead' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Larry Merrill ... Reber (uncredited)

Morgan Paull ... Actor in 'Young Dr. Jekyll Meets Frankenstein' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Addison Richards ... film clip from 'The Walking Dead' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ronnie Rondell Jr. ... Sailor (uncredited)

Buck Taylor ... Mannion (uncredited)

Directed by
Joshua Logan 
Writing credits
Thomas Heggen (based on a play by) &
Joshua Logan (based on a play by)

Thomas Heggen (from the novel by)

Joshua Logan (screenplay) and
Peter S. Feibleman (screenplay)

Produced by
Ben Kadish .... associate producer
Joshua Logan .... producer
Original Music by
George Duning 
Cinematography by
Charles Lawton Jr. (director of photography) (as Charles Lawton)
Film Editing by
William Reynolds  (as William H. Reynolds)
Art Direction by
Leo K. Kuter 
Set Decoration by
William Kiernan  (as William R.Kiernan)
Costume Design by
Dorothy Jeakins (costumes designed by)
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
Jean Burt Reilly .... supervising hair stylist
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniel McCauley .... assistant director
Michael Daves .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Mentor Huebner .... production illustrator
Archie Neel .... prop master (uncredited)
Sound Department
M.A. Merrick .... sound
John Jensen .... boom operator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Edward Cronenweth .... still photographer (uncredited)
George Gordon Nogle .... camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bucky Rous .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Music Department
Earle Hagen .... orchestrator
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Joseph Curtis .... dialogue supervisor
Leland Hayward .... stage producer

Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (A Warner Bros.-First National Picture)

Additional Details

Also Known As:
104 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Finland:S | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #22575)

Did You Know?

Sequel/Spin Off to "Mister Roberts". Jack Lemmon played Ensign Pulver in the first film.See more »
Anachronisms: During Captain Morton's appendix operation he sings The Joy Boy's radio theme song in his drunken stupor. The Joy Boy's show didn't premiere until 1955, more than 10 years after the movies time setting.See more »
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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Damage (2012/II)See more »
I'll Be A SunbeamSee more »


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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
very enjoyable,back in the old days getting at your funny bone!, 21 July 2002
Author: castertroy01 ( from united States

I know a lot of people try to make sense of this movie compared to Mr Roberts but I believe it was the Directors intent to just make it a fun layback at the drive-in movie to escape the reality we were facing back in the 60's Walter Matthau and Robert walker put together is dam funny and Burl Ives playes a dam mean captain even though he was the nicest guy in the world,I remember the movie at the drive in and I was 6years old and never forgot the movie cause it kept me laughing and I remember Mom and Dad bursting out laughing!just remember it was just ment to take you out of everyday life and bring you into a kind a fun world..and for a change you could get a chance to see life in a fun way..just sit back for a old fun ride!!

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