Don't Give Up the Ship

Synopsis: John Paul Steckler was the Junior Officer aboard a destroyer when WWII ended. He gets stuck with the job of sailing the ship to the states to be decommissioned. Now years latter, no one knows where the ship is. He has a choice. Find the ship, or pay for it, Now! If only Prudence, to whom he just got married, could understand why he isn't there for his Honeymoon.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Norman Taurog
Production: Paramount Pictures
89 min

- I'm on leave!

- It's been canceled.

- Who canceled?

- Admiral Bludde.

Admiral Bludde.

His plane is waiting for

you at the airport.

But, we've got the honeymoon cottage

at Lake Winnepawawa for two weeks.

Wait, sweetheart Prudence,

please dear, let me handle this.

Commander, what would the

Admiral want with me?

I don't know, but here are your orders.

- It is the Admiral.

- What does he want?

Well, it doesn't say, but

that's his signature.

Gee, my old commander.

- The top destroyer...

- Lieutenant, I hate to rush you.

Yeah, well!

Bludde or no Bludde, Admiral or no.

Although, it might be a decoration.

- You know, there was that skirmish...

- Can't he mail it to you?

No, dear. If I'm going to

get a medal I think the

least we can do is go to

Washington and pick it up.

A medal.

My hero.

Now, we can have our

honeymoon in Washington.

Just like George and Martha.

Lieutenant, if you will.

Mission accomplished, sir.

- Lieutenant John Paul Steckler?

- The seventh.

This way, please.

Lieutenant John Paul Steckler

VII reporting as ordered, sir.

So, you're the man.

I guess so, sir.


How did you do it?

- Oh, it was nothing.

- Nothing?

- Well, what I mean to say, sir...

- Tell us, son.

Did you do this on your own?

Or, were there others?

Well, sir, uh...

Is anyone ever really on their own?

I mean what I'm trying to say, sir, is...

Doesn't everything always depend on...

the men you serve with? Their

cooperation, their loyalty?

See what I told you, Joe? Nerves of steel.

We're lucky there's only one missing.

So, you admit you had help.

Oh, yes, sir. In everything I did, sir.

After all, I had a shining inspiration.

I served under Admiral Bludde.

Are you trying to pin this on me?

Oh oh, no sir. I thought you

were going to pin it on me.

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Herbert Baker

Sir Herbert Baker (9 June 1862 – 4 February 1946) was an English architect remembered as the dominant force in South African architecture for two decades, and a major designer of some of New Delhi's most notable government structures. He was born and died at Owletts in Cobham, Kent. Among the many churches, schools and houses he designed in South Africa are the Union Buildings in Pretoria, St. Andrew's College, Grahamstown, St. John's College, Johannesburg, the Wynberg Boys' High School, Groote Schuur in Cape Town, and the Champagne Homestead and Rhodes Cottage on Boschendal, between Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. With Edwin Lutyens he was instrumental in designing, among other buildings, the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament and North and South Blocks of the Secretariat, all in New Delhi, which in 1931 became the capital of the British Raj and later of the Republic of India. He also designed the administration building at the then Prince of Wales School in Nairobi, Kenya now known as Nairobi School. His tomb is in Westminster Abbey. more…

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