Newly assigned to duty in the coast guard at Newport Beach, a young ensign finds himself involved in romantic complications, as well as with jewel thieves, whose antics contribute to moments... Read allNewly assigned to duty in the coast guard at Newport Beach, a young ensign finds himself involved in romantic complications, as well as with jewel thieves, whose antics contribute to moments of hysteria and hilarity.Newly assigned to duty in the coast guard at Newport Beach, a young ensign finds himself involved in romantic complications, as well as with jewel thieves, whose antics contribute to moments of hysteria and hilarity.
As the humor and some of the music is definitely dated, for those of us who are old enough to remember low tech and simpler times as well as cleaner comedy,or seeing films like this at the theater this movie will hold up. However younger people raised in the digital age special effects, laptops i Pads/i Pods and cell phones and simple minded Humor of films and TV shows such as Jackass and Horror fare like Saw will not enjoy this film at all. There are parts of the film that are a little slow and maybe some better editing would have been beneficial, with that said it is funny and enjoyable. Some of the best comedic moments are provided by Dom Ameche no doubt, Robert Morse I always enjoyed in films and Phil Silvers, Norman Fell and Mickey Shaughnessy can't be beat for funny and really inept thieves! Also worth mentioning is Wally Cox, always on the boat with the girls and the parties..it's a shame that his role couldn't have been expanded on a bit, his comedic timing would have added something. What is irritating in the section of bloopers etc.. there is no sound, just dubbed in music. It would have been interesting to hear the sounds of those instead of the music. The locations are beautiful of course as is Stephanie Powers,and cool cars to see on the road then. The film is a bit of a time capsule that shows how much has changed in the filming locations,and the times. For a Disney Film it is an oddity,it is more of a film for adults, I couldn't see small children sitting still for this, not quite what you would expect from the Disney Studios. I am sure were in a Transition period after the 1966 passing of Walt Disney, who if he had a hand in it might have been an entirely different film. I am happy to have it in my DVD Collection for a lot of reasons, it does bring back memories of a time that has gone by. Also if you are a fan of boating it really hits the mark. After watching it you almost want to go down to the marina and hop in a boat.
- Oct 19, 2014
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