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Don't Give Up The Ship (1959) was a Comedy Film directed by Norman Taurog and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Paul Nathan.

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Vice Adm. Philo Tecumseh Bludde: This man is the shrewdest, cleverest undercover agent we've ever been up against.
Ens. Rita J. Benson: But, sir, I think he's too dumb to be that smart to play it that stupid.
Vice Adm. Philo Tecumseh Bludde: Say that again.

Ens. Rita J. Benson: You can take your shoes off, if you'd like.
John Paul Steckler VII: Oh, thank you. I won't be as tall, though.

Ens. Rita J. Benson: Lieutenant, I know you're the victim of one of the biggest boo-boos in the history of the U.S. Navy.
John Paul Steckler VII: Yeah, I am.
Ens. Rita J. Benson: I've looked over your record and it's spotless. You've always had the utmost concern for government property.
John Paul Steckler VII: W-well I always DID try my best - except maybe just that one time w-when I painted my seabag all red and cut the two holes in the bottom for my feet.
Ens. Rita J. Benson: Your feet?
John Paul Steckler VII: Well, it was a Halloween party, y' see. I went as a skinless frankfurter.

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According to first hand reports, Jerry Lewis gave the crew of the USS Vammen an expensive "Hi-fi" set for their participation in the movie.
The ship shown as the USS Kornblatt was actually the USS Vammen (DE644). De-commissioned August 1st 1962. Sank February 18th. 1971, after being used as a training target for a Condor missile.
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Also directed by Norman Taurog

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