Life becomes so harried after Ensign Pulver's prank, he and the Captain are swept off deck during a storm, ending up on a tropical island, a group of ship wrecked nurses, dancing natives, and one very big case of appendicitis.
1945, on an old cargo ship somewhere deep in the Pacific ocean: Captain Morton strives to become commander, so he demands the maximum quality of work from his crew, without granting them any freedom or favors - ignoring that they're thousand of miles away from the front. In one word: he drives his crew crazy. They are near mutiny, but no-one dares to do the first step. Until Ensign Pulver plays a prank on the captain that triggers fatal consequences...Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Co-stars Robert Walker Jr. and Jack Nicholson would, five years later, co-star again, this time in 'Easy Rider' (dir. Dennis Hopper, 1969). See more »
During Captain Morton's appendix operation he sings The Joy Boy's radio theme song in his drunken stupor. The Joy Boy's show didn't premiere until 1955, more than 10 years after the movies time setting. See more »
[Saying a mock prayer as Ens. Pulver goes ashore, hopefully to bring back some bottles of scotch]
Oh, Bacchus, God of Alcohol, coordinate Frank Pulver and glue him together for one day, please.
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Oh My Darling, Clementine
Usually attributed to Percy Montrose
Sung by the captain when under 'anaesthetic' See more »
very enjoyable,back in the old days getting at your funny bone!
I know a lot of people try to make sense of this movie compared to Mr Roberts but I believe it was the Directors intent to just make it a fun layback at the drive-in movie to escape the reality we were facing back in the 60's Walter Matthau and Robert walker put together is dam funny and Burl Ives playes a dam mean captain even though he was the nicest guy in the world,I remember the movie at the drive in and I was 6years old and never forgot the movie cause it kept me laughing and I remember Mom and Dad bursting out laughing!just remember it was just ment to take you out of everyday life and bring you into a kind a fun world..and for a change you could get a chance to see life in a fun way..just sit back for a old fun ride!!
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