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Don't Give Up the Ship

  • Comedy
  • 1959
  • Norman Taurog
  • 88 mins
  • U

Summary

During the 1950s, a military panel grills Junior Officer John Paul Steckler to find the whereabouts of a Navy destroyer that he temporarily commanded during WWII and is missing.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Very, very funny Jerry Lewis vehicle from the period when Lewis had just split with Dean Martin and was still trying to establish his solo style. The wonderful wacky plot involves Jerry and sidekick Mickey Shaughnessy looking for a naval battleship that Lewis commanded during the Second World War and is now lost. (Don't ask!) Veteran director Norman Taurog knows better than to get in the way. Classy rich girl Dina Merrill turns in a mighty cute performance that makes you regret that she semi-retired from the screen in 1989 in order to run RKO Pictures with her husband, Ted Hartley.

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Credits

Cast

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John Paul Steckler Jerry Lewis
Ensign BensonDina Merrill
Prudence TrabertDiana Spencer
Stan WychinskiMickey Shaughnessy
Admiral BluddeRobert Middleton
Congressman MandevilleGale Gordon
Mrs TrabertMabel Albertson
Lieutenant Commander FarberClaude Akins
Admiral RogersHugh Sanders

Crew

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DirectorNorman Taurog

Details

Theatrical distributor
Paramount Film Service Ltd
Languages
English
Formats
Black and white
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