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Sail a Crooked Ship (1961)

88 min | Comedy

A bungling burglar, determined to go down in the annals of crime as a genius, steals a ship in New York in order to rob a bank in Boston. He steals a mothballed Liberty ship, assembles a nitwit band of meatballs and sets sail on his crazy ...See moreA bungling burglar, determined to go down in the annals of crime as a genius, steals a ship in New York in order to rob a bank in Boston. He steals a mothballed Liberty ship, assembles a nitwit band of meatballs and sets sail on his crazy cruise for crime. To "drive" the ship they shanghai an inept ex-Navy officer who somehow manages to bring them through a hurricane, a fire and a mutiny. Written by alfiehitchie See less
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Joseph F. Biroc (as Joseph Biroc)
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Updated Dec 31, 1961

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Dec 1961 (United States)

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Robert Wagner
Gilbert Barrows Gilbert Barrows   See fewer
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Dolores Hart
Elinor Harrison Elinor Harrison   See fewer
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Carolyn Jones
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Ernie Kovacs
Bugsy G. Foglemeyer aka The Captain Bugsy G. Foglemeyer aka The Captain   See fewer
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Frankie Avalon
Ens. Rodney J. Foglemeyer Ens. Rodney J. Foglemeyer   See fewer
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Frank Gorshin
George M. Wilson George M. Wilson   See fewer
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Jesse White
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Harvey Lembeck
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Sid Tomack
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Guy Raymond
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Buck Kartalian
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Wilton Graff
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Marjorie Bennett
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Graeme Ferguson
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Terry Huntingdon
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Mark Myer
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Hope Sansberry
Biddy (uncredited) Biddy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cosmo Sardo
Man in Bank (uncredited) Man in Bank (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Stevenson
Coast Guard Officer (uncredited) Coast Guard Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Symonds
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Hal Taggart
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6.1 / 10 | 153 votes