All Hands on Deck (1961)

Genres - Comedy, Musical  |   Release Date - Mar 30, 1961 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This is a somewhat serviceable, light comedy by prolific director Norman Taurog (a favored helmer of Elvis Presley and Jerry Lewis films). Squeaky-clean Pat Boone is a singing lieutenant who has to briefly ship out to the Aleutians and regrettably leave Sally (Barbara Eden), his new love behind. Taking off with the ship is a stowaway turkey, nurtured by Garfield (Buddy Hackett), a zany sailor with a soft heart for the avian critter. The problem is, the turkey has a special attachment to the captain (Dennis O'Keefe). By the time the ship docks in Long Beach again, the turkey and an amorous pelican have produced a strange-looking egg, and Sally has just smuggled herself onboard, anxious to see her lieutenant. Now comes the inspection of the ship by Commander Bintle (Gale Gordon).

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accident, aerial, carnival, egg, Europe, foster-family, girlfriend, inspection, lieutenant, lost, love, military, musical [play], Navy, owner, pelican, reporter, tourist, training