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PT 109 (1963) was a War - Drama Film directed by Leslie H. Martinson and produced by Bryan Foy.

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PT 109 ( 1963 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 14, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"Nauro Island...Commander...native knows posit...he can pilot... 11 alive-need small boat... Kennedy". So reads the carving on the coconut that sat upon President John F. Kennedy's desk for over twenty years. It's a coconut with a past and the film PT 109 tells the story of this coconut or rather,... Read full article


PT 109 ( 1963 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 14, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"Nauro Island...Commander...native knows posit...he can pilot... 11 alive-need small boat... Kennedy". So reads the carving on the coconut that sat upon President John F. Kennedy's desk for over twenty years. It's a coconut with a past and the film PT 109 tells the story of this coconut or rather,... Read full article


PT 109 ( 1963 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 14, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"Nauro Island...Commander...native knows posit...he can pilot... 11 alive-need small boat... Kennedy". So reads the carving on the coconut that sat upon President John F. Kennedy's desk for over twenty years. It's a coconut with a past and the film PT 109 tells the story of this coconut or rather,... Read full article


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Ens. Leonard J. Thom: [reporting aboard the PT109] Mr. Kennedy? Ensign Leonard Thom, your exec.
[they exchange salutes]
Lt. John F. Kennedy: Oh, hi. Glad to meet you, Leonard.
[they shake hands]
Lt. John F. Kennedy: Welcome aboard.
Ens. Leonard J. Thom: [looking around the boat] How long did they give you to put it in shape?
Lt. John F. Kennedy: Well, we've used about half the time just talking right here.


Charles 'Bucky' Harris: Good afternoon, sir. Crew's compartment ready for inspection. Harris, Gunner's Mate Second, standing by.
Cmdr. C.R. Ritchie: Good afternoon.
[He looks around, and then opens one of the lockers. On the inside of the door is a picture of a luscious pin-up girl]
Cmdr. C.R. Ritchie: Somebody's kid sister?
Charles 'Bucky' Harris: Sorry, sir.
Lt. John F. Kennedy: He's very sorry, sir.
Cmdr. C.R. Ritchie: Oh, no, no. Don't apologize... the most seaworthy thing I've seen on this boat.


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Facts about

Peter Fonda, who resembled the young JFK in build and looks, was also considered for the role of PT 109's last skipper as were both Roger Smith and Ed "Kookie" Byrnes (See: Edd Byrnes) from the popular TV series 77 Sunset Strip
It was decided and approved by President Kennedy that 'Cliff Robertson' speak in his natural voice and not try to imitate JFK's Boston accent for the film.
Mrs Kennedy's preference to play President John F. Kennedy was Warren Beatty.
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