Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Vittorio De Sica plays the bumbling captain of a fruit and vegetable boat, operating in World War II Italy. The manpower shortage has depleted De Sica's crew, obliging him to hire several highly unqualified shipmates. While the captain attempts to keep his head above water (so to speak), second-in-command Folco Lulli does his best to whip his greenhorn crew into able-bodied sailors. Along the way, the plotline is complicated by a few stray Nazis and lady friends. It is to Vittorio De Sica's credit that he brought the same craftsmanship and credibility to Always Victorious that he did to his more worthwhile filmic efforts.
war, absentmindedness, boating, business, captain [military], crew, offer