Lt. Commander Finchhaven, a ghostly relic from the First World War, he had fallen down dead drunk on his first assignment and been consigned from the great beyond to sail the seas until a further opportunity arises to redeem his actions. During the Second World War, he is encountered by a quartet of American seamen that includes Lt. Morton Krim and cook W.J. Oglethorpe. A deal is completed whereby the men will help re-float Finchhaven's command in return for a passage to Australia. They raid a village to secure batteries for the engine and come upon the feisty Jennifer Winslow who offers them aid in return for a passage with the crew. Eventually they reach the open sea. Finchhaven's ghostly status is revealed and Lt. Krim and Jennifer help him to sink a Japanese cruiser.
Stowaway... Sail Away... Laugh Away... Love Away... With Dunaway!
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Did You Know?
The Narrator throughout the film is Dick Wesson
(not the actor Dick Wesson
). He is best known as the announcer for The Magical World of Disney
(1954) and The Wonderful World of Disney from 1954-79, as well as many Quinn Martin
series. Dick was also the Narrator for Disneyland's extinct attraction, America the Beautiful in Circarama. See more
A nuclear weapon detonation is seen, but there were no nuclear weapons at this point in the war. Nuclear weapons were not tested anywhere but in a desert until a few years after the war. See more
Cmdr. John Finchhaven, RN
Well, my lovebirds, we're in the picture. It's them or us. Are you going below to man the engines? Or would you prefer to be blown apart without a chance?
Lt. Morton Krim
That's a terrific choice.
Lt. Morton Krim
[ponders for a moment
Okay! We'll man the engines! Why not? A certified public accountant and a lady garage owner heroically attempt to sink a Japanese cruiser. I hope the President will be very pleased!
Referenced in The King of the Duplicators
My Gallant Crew
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Lyrics by W.S. Gilbert
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