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Don't Give Up the Ship (1959)

Don't Give Up the Ship (1959)





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Don't Give Up the Ship stars Jerry Lewis as a navy officer who is whisked away from his honeymoon by a senate investigating committee. The committee would like to know what happened to the U.S.S. Kornblatt, the battleship Lewis had commandeered during the War; the crew arrived home safely, but the battleship completely disappeared! Jerry suffers from a mental block concerning the Kornblatt, so the navy assigns a beautiful psychiatrist (Dina Merrill) to probe his subconscious. With the help of an ex-sailor from the Kornblatt (Mickey Shaughnessy), Jerry locates the wreckage of the ship, tracing the responsibility of its disappearance to the investigating committee chairman (Gale Gordon). Based on a true incident (!), Don't Give Up the Ship stands up today as one of Jerry Lewis' best films.

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Jerry Lewis
as John Paul Steckler
Diana Spencer
as Prudence Trabert
Dina Merrill
as Ensign Benson
Mickey Shaughnessy
as Stan Wychinski
Robert Middleton
as Adm. Bludde
Gale Gordon
as Congressman Mandeville
Mabel Albertson
as Mrs. Trabert
Claude Akins
as Lt. Cmdr. Farber
Hugh Sanders
as Adm. Rogers
Richard Shannon
as Cmdr. Cross
Chuck Wassil
as Cmdr. Craig
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