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Dick Van Dyke,
Edward G. Robinson,
Young and awkward, The Coast-Guard's ensign Thomas Garland suffers from the comparison with his late father, a war hero. Which does not prevent him from falling for pretty Kate Fairchild, a young woman who runs a sailing school. Of course the way he expresses his deep sympathy for the lady leaves to be desired. And the situation does not improve when a trio of bumbling jewel thieves interferes. Written by
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I couldn't believe how insanely boring this movie was. My dad brought it home once because it was cheaper to rent than all the other movies, and it sucked. Yes, yes, I'm a sucker too, I actually watched the whole thing. But how much more bad could it get? Well, the answer is, none more bad. There was absolutely no plot development, and the characters reminded me of doing plays in elementary school where you read the lines for the first time and all the words are disconnected: "oh. i. though. this. movie. was. bad." with no emotion whatsoever. Don't see it.
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