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The Wackiest Ship in the Army (1960)

NR 12/29/1960 (US) ComedyWar 1h 39m
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You'll crack your timbers when you see how the Navy sticks the Army sad sacks with the crumbiest ship afloat!


Lieutenant Rip Crandall is hoodwinked into taking command of the "Wackiest Ship in the Navy" – a real garbage scow with a crew of misfits who don't know a jib from a jigger. What none of them knows, including Crandall, is that this ship has a very important top-secret mission to complete in waters patrolled by the Japanese fleet. Their mission will save hundreds of allied lives – if only they can get there in one piece.

  1. Richard Murphy

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Herbert Carlson


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jack Lemmon

    Jack Lemmon

    Rip Crandall

  2. Ricky Nelson

    Ricky Nelson

    Tommy Hanson

  3. John Lund

    John Lund

    Wilbur Vandewater

  4. Chips Rafferty

    Chips Rafferty


  5. Tom Tully

    Tom Tully

    Captain McClung

  6. Joby Baker

    Joby Baker

    Josh Davidson

  7. Warren Berlinger

    Warren Berlinger

    A.J. Sparks

  8. Patricia Driscoll

    Patricia Driscoll


  9. Mike Kellin

    Mike Kellin

    Jack MacCarthy

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The Wackiest Ship in the Army
The Wackiest Ship in the Army

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Original Language English

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