Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, War
In the waning days of World War II, the United States Navy cargo ship Reluctant and her crew are stationed in the "backwater" areas of the Pacific Ocean. Trouble ensues when the crew members are granted liberty.
The ship "Ghost" in the film was sister ship to the USS Pueblo that was captured by communist North Korea as an alleged spy ship in 1968.
Chief Petty Officer Dowdy:
All right, hit the deck. Rise and shine! Greet the new day. Off your hock and grab your sock. Reveille. Reveille.
CPO Dowdy appears dressed in enlisted work dungarees with a white Chief Petty officers cover (hat). Not sure about the WWII time frame, but a Chief Petty officers should be dressed in khaki uniform, similar to the officers, along with a khaki cover. Also, he is referred to as Dowdy by superiors and subordinates. He should be referred to as Chief or Chief Dowdy.
The seven top-billed actors listed in the opening credits are not listed with the other players in the end credits.
Television and the standard VHS prints substitute a different march that is played over the loudspeakers during the scene where Henry Fonda is listening to the VE Day celebrations and throws the captain's palm tree overboard. Also eliminated is the voice-over of Fonda humming the march as he walks up the gang ladder leaving the scene.