The Wackiest Ship in the Army Poster

Release Date: 1961

DVD Release Date: October 12th, 2004

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
Lt. Rip Crandall (Jack Lemmon) is entrusted with one of the most important missions of his World War II career: to shuttle an Australian spy (Chips Rafferty) into enemy territory. Unfortunately, he'll be doing it with one of the Navy's least seaworthy vessels, the USS Echo. But even in a clunker of a ship, Crandall and his madcap crew -- including his enthusiastic young ensign (Ricky Nelson) -- do their best to make their ill-equipped mission a success.

Cast: Jack Lemmon, Ricky Nelson, John Lund, Chips Rafferty, Tom Tully, Joby Baker, Warren Berlinger, Patricia Driscoll

Director: Richard Murphy

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Columbia

Keywords: 1940s, Amusing, Madcap, Underdog, Lighthearted, Quest