Friday, April 1, 2016

Friday's Film Adaption: Sail a Crooked Ship by Nathaniel Benchley

What happens- and what doesn't- when mild Peter Bellows, and his fiancee Elinor, more lovely than she is lovable, are slugged- while boarding an old merchant ship which is the hideout of a crew of criminals, planning to pull off a series of bank robberies. While they know little about navigation, Peter, an ex-Navy man, is useful.

Foolish robbers steal and board a ship they can't sail.
Release Date: December 1961
Release Time: 88 minutes

Robert Wagner as Gilbert Barrows
Dolores Hart as Elinor Harrison
Carolyn Jones as Virginia
Ernie Kovacs as Bugsy G. Foglemeyer alias "The Captain"
Frankie Avalon as Ensign Rodney J. Foglemeyer
Frank Gorshin as George M. Wilson
Jesse White as McDonald
Harvey Lembeck as Nickels
Sid Tomack as Sammy
Guy Raymond as Helmut
Buck Kartalian as Finster
Wilton Graff as Simon J. Harrison
Marjorie Bennett as Mrs. Chowder
Author Bio:
Nathaniel Goddard Benchley was an American author. Born in Newton, Massachusetts to a literary family, he was the son of Gertrude Darling and Robert Benchley, the noted American writer, humorist, critic, actor, and one of the founders of the Algonquin Round Table in New York City. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor and served as a public relations officer and on convoy duty in the Atlantic on destroyers and patrol craft. He was transferred to the Pacific in 1945. He later worked for Newsweek magazine as an assistant drama editor.


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