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Don't Give Up the Ship (1959)

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89 min | Comedy

John Paul Steckler was the Junior Officer aboard a destroyer when WWII ended. He gets stuck with the job of sailing the ship to the states to be decommissioned. Now years latter, no one knows where the ship is. He has a choice. Find the ...See moreJohn Paul Steckler was the Junior Officer aboard a destroyer when WWII ended. He gets stuck with the job of sailing the ship to the states to be decommissioned. Now years latter, no one knows where the ship is. He has a choice. Find the ship, or pay for it, Now! If only Prudence, to whom he just got married, could understand why he isn't there for his Honeymoon. Written by Brian W Martz See less
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Writers
Herbert Baker (screenplay) | Edmund Beloin (screenplay) | Henry Garson (screenplay) | Ellis Kadison (story)
Producer
Hal B. Wallis (as Hal Wallis)
Cinematographer
Haskell B. Boggs (as Haskell Boggs)
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Updated Jul 3, 1959

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Jul 3, 1959 (United States)

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Jerry Lewis
John Paul Steckler I / John Paul Steckler IV / John Paul Steckler VII John Paul Steckler I / John Paul Steckler IV / John Paul Steckler VII   See fewer
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Dina Merrill
Ens. Rita J. Benson Ens. Rita J. Benson   See fewer
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Diana Spencer
Prudence Trabert Steckler Prudence Trabert Steckler   See fewer
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Mickey Shaughnessy
Stan Wychinski Stan Wychinski   See fewer
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