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All Hands on Deck (1961)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 30 March 1961 (USA)
Story of a Navy ship with a captain obsessed with catching a fish, a singing executive officer wanting to get married, and an Indian with a turkey as a pet. With Pat Boone as the hopeful ... See full summary »

Director:

Norman Taurog

Writers:

Donald R. Morris (novel), Jay Sommers (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Pat Boone ... Lt. Victor 'Vic' Donald
Buddy Hackett ... Shrieking Eagle Garfield
Dennis O'Keefe ... Lt. Cmdr. Brian O'Gara
Barbara Eden ... Sally Hobson
Warren Berlinger ... Ens. Rudy Rush
Gale Gordon ... Rear Admiral Bintle
David Brandon David Brandon ... Lt. Kutley
Joe E. Ross ... Bos'n
Bartlett Robinson ... Lt. Cmdr. Anthony
Paul von Schreiber Paul von Schreiber ... Mulvaney
Ann B. Davis ... Nobby
Jody McCrea ... Lt. (j.g.) Schuyler
Owasso Owasso ... Owasso - the pelican
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Sorrells Robert Sorrells ... Jones
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Storyline

Story of a Navy ship with a captain obsessed with catching a fish, a singing executive officer wanting to get married, and an Indian with a turkey as a pet. With Pat Boone as the hopeful suitor, Barbara Eden as his girl, and Buddy Hackett assigned to Boone to stay out of the captain's way.

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based on novel | See All (1) »

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All hands on deck... for the song-and-fun hit of '61!

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alle man på däck See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The portrait in Rear Admiral Bintle's office is of Capt. Daniel Gregg, played by Rex Harrison, from The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947). See more »

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The credits on IMDB list Owasso as the pelican. Owasso was the turkey. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Victor 'Vic' Donald: [Screaming Eagle Garfield is watching him shave, and is making some odd faces] Are you enjoying my shave?
Shrieking Eagle Garfield: Huh.
Lt. Victor 'Vic' Donald: Why don't you run along and have one of your own?
Shrieking Eagle Garfield: Indian no shave. No have hair on face.
Lt. Victor 'Vic' Donald: Hmm, like a squaw, huh?
Shrieking Eagle Garfield: Squaw have'm hair on face. Shave'm twice a day.
Lt. Victor 'Vic' Donald: [Gives him a perplexed look] You know, Sunday I'm gettin' married, and you and I will have to part company, old buddy. Why don't you run along, find a girl of your own and get married?
Shrieking Eagle Garfield: [...]
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Soundtracks

It's A Woman's World
(uncredited)
Music by Cyril J. Mockridge
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
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Owasso
22 July 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

If you are willing to accept Buddy Hackett as a Chickasaw Indian replete with feather and scalping knife as part of his navy uniform than you will enjoy All Hands On Deck. Buddy Hackett was one of the funniest men ever put on God's green earth and he adds something to any film he's in.

This ship is commanded by Dennis O'Keefe who just wants to get away for some good fishing. He lives the executive officer Pat Boone in charge and he's got romance on his mind with reporter Barbara Eden.

Seaman Buddy Hackett for Thanksgiving brings a turkey on board and then can't kill it so it becomes a ship's mascot. The bird is named Owasso and he's got a problem on the order of Clyde the Orangutan had with Clint Eastwood in Every Which Way But Loose. A female turkey is found and pretty soon the ship might become a turkey farm.

Pat Boone gets a couple of forgettable songs to sing. Buddy Hackett supplies the comedy and Admiral Gale Gordon starts developing an ulcer in All Hands On Deck.

It's an amusing picture, but no classic.


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