Based out of Newport, California, Harry Morgan, a former naval officer during the war, is struggling to make ends meet operating a boat charter, primarily fishing trips locally and to/from Mexico, with his friend Wesley Park more often than not by his side as his first mate. Harry was hoping at this point in his life that he would have had a fleet of boats, but instead he is already behind in payments on the one and only, the Sea Queen. Despite the loving and devoted relationship he has with his wife Lucy Morgan, the two who have two adolescent daughters, Amy and Connie, the boat is the one sore point in their marriage, Lucy often encouraging him to get more stable work, such as with her uncle on a lettuce farm, despite she knowing that the sea is the only life he knows and loves. On his and Wesley's latest multi-day fishing charter to Mexico, Harry gets stranded with no money to get him, Wesley and the Sea Queen back to the US. Running into shyster American lawyer F.R. Duncan, Harry,...
A guy who had nothing to sell but guts!
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Did You Know?
When she first steps onto the boat, Patricia Neal's voice is heard saying "we're off to sunny Mexico," but her lips aren't moving. See more
I get teed off sometimes. No sooner do I get my head above water than somebody pushes me down again!
Referenced in Watching the Detectives
I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan
Music by Arthur Schwartz
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