Lt. Commander Finchhaven, a ghostly relic from the First World War, he had fallen down dead drunk on his first assignment and been consigned from the great beyond to sail the seas until a further opportunity arises to redeem his actions. During the Second World War, he is encountered by a quartet of American seamen that includes Lt. Morton Krim and cook W.J. Oglethorpe. A deal is completed whereby the men will help re-float Finchhaven's command in return for a passage to Australia. They raid a village to secure batteries for the engine and come upon the feisty Jennifer Winslow who offers them aid in return for a passage with the crew. Eventually they reach the open sea. Finchhaven's ghostly status is revealed and Lt. Krim and Jennifer help him to sink a Japanese cruiser. Written by
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's character is a Lieutenant (j.g.) [junior grade] but wears an Ensign shoulder board on his left shoulder throughout the entire movie. See more
How does your head feel?
Lt. Morton Krim
Fine! I wish you'd stop asking me that every time I tell you what I saw.
Lt. Morton Krim
Look, I don't mean to sound angry, it's just... He's right about me, you know. I get very upset when things don't add up. I mean, I once spent three days on an account because there was an error of 8 cents. So you can see how something like this would annoy me. I mean, why does he never leave the bridge?
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My Gallant Crew
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Lyrics by W.S. Gilbert
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