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Nobodys Perfect (1968 film)

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Director  Alan Rafkin
Music director  Irving Gertz
Language  English
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Screenplay  John D. F. Black
Country  United States
Nobodys Perfect (1968 film) movie poster
Release date  January 12, 1968 (1968-01-12)
Based on  The Crows of Edwina Hill  by Allan R. Bosworth
Writer  John D.F. Black, Allan R. Bosworth (novel)
Cast  Doug McClure (Doc Willoughby), Nancy Kwan (Nurse Tomiko Momyama), James Whitmore (Capt. Mike Riley), David Hartman (Boats McCafferty), Gary Vinson (Walt Purdy), James Shigeta (Diver Toshi O'Hara)
Similar movies  Related Alan Rafkin movies
Tagline  Have fun!... with the way-out swingin' crew of the U.S.S. Bustard!

Nobody's Perfect is a naval comedy film about the fictional USS Bustard and the antics of her crew. It is based on the novel The Crows of Edwina Hill, written by author of western novels and former Navy man Allan R. Bosworth.


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A US Navy submarine rescue ship's crew has taken a Buddha statue from a Japanese village as souvenir. If the theft is discovered, it would threaten Japanese/American relations. The protagonist is one of the ship's chief petty officers who tries to stay out of trouble with his tough captain, return the statue and woo a US Navy Nurse of Japanese-American descent.


This military service comedy chronicles the misadventures of the fictional US Navy submarine rescue vessel, USS Bustard, forward deployed/homeported in Japan. Junior members of the Bustard's crew have stolen a Buddha statue from a rural Japanese village, which if discovered missing would threaten Japanese/American relations. Doc Willoughby (McClure), a Chief Petty Officer, is the ship's Independent Duty Medical Corpsman, whose antics are constantly getting him into trouble with his ship's captain (Whitmore). While on liberty ashore, Willoughby falls for a seemingly demure Japanese girl in a kimono shop, who actually turns out to be a US Navy Nurse Corps officer of Japanese-American descent, Lieutenant Tomiko Momoyama (Kwan). However, it turns out she was betrothed as a child to a traditional Japanese man named Toshi (Shigeta), who fully intends on enforcing tradition. Willoughby divides his time between trying to return the Buddha statue back to the Japanese village it rightfully belongs to, and trying to woo Tomiko from the traditional Japanese man she rightfully belongs to.


  • Doug McClure - HMC "Doc" Willoughby, USN
  • Nancy Kwan - LT Tomiko Momoyama, NC, USN
  • James Whitmore - LCDR Mike Riley, USN, Commanding Officer of USS Bustard
  • James Shigeta - Toshi O'Hara
  • Steve Carlson - Johnny Crane
  • Jill Donohue - Marci Adler
  • David Hartman - Boats McCafferty
  • Gary Vinson - Walt Purdy
  • George Furth - Hamner
  • Keye Luke - Gondai-San
  • References

    Nobody's Perfect (1968 film) Wikipedia
    Nobodys Perfect (1968 film) IMDb Nobodys Perfect (1968 film)

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