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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. William Raynor


  3. Herbert H. Margolis


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jack Lemmon

    Jack Lemmon

    Lt. Rip Crandall

  2. Ricky Nelson

    Ricky Nelson

    Ens. Tommy J. Hanson

  3. John Lund

    John Lund

    Lt. Cmdr. Wilbur F. Vandewater

  4. Chips Rafferty

    Chips Rafferty


  5. Tom Tully

    Tom Tully

    Capt. McClung

Full Cast & Crew

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



Status Released

Release Information

  • December 29, 1960


    No rating information.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 39m

Budget -

Revenue -



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