A bungling burglar, determined to go down in the annals of crime as a genius, steals a ship in New York in order to rob a bank in Boston. He steals a mothballed Liberty ship, assembles a ... See full summary »
At two minutes and 20 seconds into the film, there is a shot of Ernie Kovaks inside a post office, staring at "Wanted" posters on the wall. One of them shows the photograph of a criminal identified as "Tolly Devlin." This is the name of the leading character in the 1961 film noir Underworld U.S.A. (1961), released the same year by the same studio that distributed Sail a Crooked Ship (1961) - Columbia Pictures.