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Sail a Crooked Ship (1961)

A bungling burglar, determined to go down in the annals of crime as a genius, steals a ship in New York in order to rob a bank in Boston. He steals a mothballed Liberty ship, assembles a ... See full summary »

Director:

Irving Brecher

Writers:

Ruth Brooks Flippen (screenplay), Bruce Geller (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Wagner ... Gilbert Barrows
Dolores Hart ... Elinor Harrison
Carolyn Jones ... Virginia
Ernie Kovacs ... Bugsy G. Foglemeyer aka The Captain
Frankie Avalon ... Ens. Rodney J. Foglemeyer
Frank Gorshin ... George M. Wilson
Jesse White ... McDonald
Harvey Lembeck ... Nickels
Sid Tomack Sid Tomack ... Sammy
Guy Raymond ... Helmut
Buck Kartalian ... Finster
Wilton Graff ... Simon J. Harrison
Marjorie Bennett ... Mrs. Chowder
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A bungling burglar, determined to go down in the annals of crime as a genius, steals a ship in New York in order to rob a bank in Boston. He steals a mothballed Liberty ship, assembles a nitwit band of meatballs and sets sail on his crazy cruise for crime. To "drive" the ship they shanghai an inept ex-Navy officer who somehow manages to bring them through a hurricane, a fire and a mutiny. Written by alfiehitchie

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You'll bust your bulkheads when a crew of bungling bank robbers board a ship they can't sail! See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Efthymoi lopodytes See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Opposites Attract
Written by Robert P. Marcucci (as Bob Marcucci) and Russell Faith (as Russ Faith)
Sung by Frankie Avalon
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maybe the second funniest movie ever made
11 August 2002 | by dbeckowitzSee all my reviews

. This is a side splitting laugh fest. Probably the best thing Kovaks ever did. And it was smart too. Even subtle in places. And Delores Hart ( a cross between Sue Lyon and Grace Kelly) sent me rocketing into puberty. And then, she went and became a catholic nun. What a bring down.

But HEY ! Robert Wagner was in this little gem. And I understand he currently has a gig with the IMDb. Maybe he can bear some influence, . . . and GET THIS THING ON TAPE SO WE CAN ALL SEE IT AGAIN.

Oh yeah. The first funniest film: . . . His Girl Friday. .


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