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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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John Paul Steckler VII: Now hear this! Now hear this! I want a tight ship! I want an efficient ship! 'Cause an efficient ship is a happy ship! And a happy ship is a tight ship! And I want everyone to be efficient, happy and tight!


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.


Prudence Trabert Steckler: John, how COULD you!
John Paul Steckler VII: It wasn't easy!


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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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Also produced by Hal B. Wallis




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Also released in 1959




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