Father Goose Reviews
Cary Grant (from "North by Northwest") serves as a reluctant host who's only interested in fishing and alone time with drinking. His character Walter Eckland gets tricked by an old friend Commander Frank Houghton (Trevor Howard) to stay on an island to keep in an eye on Japanese pilots flying above. (So basically Eckland was tricked into serving for WWII with no such interest on doing so).
The next-door island was the place where people had to stay in line, waiting for Grant's boat to show up. That's where Leslie Caron (from "Gigi" surprisingly) was as Frenchwoman Catherine Freneau with seven young schoolgirls under her care. The whole bundle was soon under Eckland's hold, making his situation more irritating when the personalities of the pair were different and he was soon stubbornly overpowered by Ms. Freneau with the help of her schoolgirls as her small, annoying young army. Now the old friends of Eckland and Houghton has their own wars to win. Except that the chemistry between Eckland and Freneau grows in a predictable fashion, at the same time gains more respect from the schoolgirls as the pair's hearts softens.
So at that point with that typical fashion, the boat ride turned into a battle of the sexes, then into a love boat with humor and the hosts having their moments of performing nicely to us slow riders. (B)
(Full review coming soon - with probably better wording)