Don't Give Up the Ship (film)
|Don't Give Up the Ship|
|Directed by||Norman Taurog|
|Produced by||Hal B Wallis|
|Written by||Herbert Baker
|Music by||Walter Scharf|
|Cinematography||Haskell B. Boggs|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Release dates||July 3, 1959|
|Running time||85 minutes|
|Box office||$3.5 million (est. US/ Canada rentals)|
On his wedding day, John Paul Steckler VII (Jerry Lewis), is tracked down by Navy officers for having misplaced the navy destroyer-escort, USS Kornblatt, following World War II. He is charged with finding it, and through a series of comedic capers told through flashbacks, the viewer follows him along during his pursuit.
The USS Vammen was used to portray the fictional ship the USS Kornblatt. Previously the USS Stembel (DD-644) was listed as the ship portraying the Kornblatt, but this was an error. The Stembel was a Fleet Destroyer, the Vammen (DE-644) a Destroyer-Escort.
- "1959: Probable Domestic Take", Variety, 6 January 1960 p 34
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