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All Hands on Deck (film)

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Director  Norman Taurog
Music director  Cyril J. Mockridge
Language  English
5.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Musical
Cinematography  Leo Tover
Country  United States
All Hands on Deck (film) movie poster
Release date  March 30, 1961 (1961-03-30)
Based on  Warm Bodies 1957 novel  by Donald R. Morris
Writer  Donald R. Morris (novel), Donald R. Morris, Jay Sommers
Cast  Pat Boone (Lt. Victor 'Vic' Donald), Buddy Hackett (Shrieking Eagle Garfield), Dennis O'Keefe (Lt. Cmdr. Brian O'Gara), Barbara Eden (Sally Hobson), Warren Berlinger (Ens. Rudy Rush), Gale Gordon (Rear Admiral Bintle)
Similar movies  All Is Lost, Ensign Pulver, Born to Dance, Follow the Fleet, A Girl in Every Port, Sømand i knibe
Tagline  All hands on deck... for the song-and-fun hit of '61!

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The admiral is coming, so a sailor (Pat Boone) and his buddy (Buddy Hackett) hide their girlfriend (Barbara Eden) and pet turkey.


All Hands on Deck (film) movie scenes All Hands on Deck 1961 Pat Boone Buddy Hackette Barbara Eden

All Hands on Deck is a 1961 feature DeLuxe film musical in CinemaScope starring Pat Boone as a naval officer and directed by Norman Taurog. It is based on the novel "Warm Bodies" by Donald R. Morris.

The admiral is coming, so a sailor (Pat Boone) and his buddy (Buddy Hackett) hide their girlfriend (Barbara Eden) and pet turkey.


Lt Donald (Pat Boone) of the US Navy is assigned to look after a troublesome sailor, Garfield (Buddy Hackett), who is from an oil-rich Indian tribe. He also romances journalist Sally Hobson (Barbara Eden).


  • Pat Boone as Lieutenant Donald
  • Buddy Hackett as Garfield
  • Dennis OKeefe as Lieutenant Commander OGara
  • Barbara Eden as Sally Hobson
  • Warren Berlinger as Ensign Rush
  • Gale Gordon as Admiral Bintle
  • David Brandon as Lieutenant Kutley
  • Background

    The film was based on a 1957 novel, Warm Bodies by Donald R. Morris, based on his experiences in the Navy. The New York Times described it as "a delightful book, fresh, warmhearted and full of fun." The Los Angeles Times called it "the best funny novel about the navy since... Mr Roberts".

    In 1958 screenwriter Jay Sommers optioned the rights to the novel and wrote a script, which he succeeded in selling to 20th Century Fox as a vehicle for Pat Boone. Part of the deal was that Sommers was kept on as writer; Oscar Brodney was assigned to produce.

    It was Pat Boones first movie in a number of months. He had been studying with Sanford Meisner for two years and felt in this movie he was finally a "good actor".

    Jody McCrea made an early appearance.

    Filming started 14 November 1960.

    It was photographed in CinemaScope and DeLuxe Color.


    The studio did not create a pressbook to market the film in the rush to release it. Instead, the studios marketing of the film centered around interviews with the cast.


    The film features four songs by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston:

  • All Hands on Deck
  • Somewhere Theres Home
  • Theres No One Like You
  • Ive Got It Made
  • References

    All Hands on Deck (film) Wikipedia
    All Hands on Deck (film) IMDb All Hands on Deck (film)

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