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

As a matter of fact, I wish you

would because my wife is...

Excuse me, sir.

Are you mad at me?

Mad at you?


All I want is a full confession!



As representative of the

Judge Advocate General

I request Lieutenant Steckler be formally

advised of the charges against him.


Did he say charges?


Why do you think you were called?

To receive a medal?

Well, very honestly sir,

I did think I was...

Maybe a little one.

I've never seen anyone like him.

Go ahead commander, read the charges.

- Lieutenant John Paul Steckler.

- The seventh, sir.

Lieutenant John Paul Steckler VII?

My brother was supposed to be the seventh,

but he turned out to be my sister.

- See, they were expecting a boy...

- Read the charges!


during World War II, some government

property charged out to you

and for which you're therefor

responsible, was not turned in.

It's still missing.

Well, just a minute, Commander,

sir, I never took anything in my...

What's the matter, Lieutenant?

Nothing. Nothing, sir.

It's just that I, I never

thought it'd be missed.

Everyone was taking souvenirs.

Weren't they?

Wouldn't you say you went just

a little too far, Lieutenant?

No, I don't think so, sir. I

mean, it wasn't important stuff.

Well, it was my compass, sexton...

and patented Spam opener.

Wasn't there something else, Lieutenant?

Alright, I'm not gonna lie.

I'm guilty and I think the best

thing for me to do is just

pay up and get this thing over with.

So, if you'll tell me how

much it is, I'll pay.

Tell him, Commander.

The total amount comes to...

Five million, four hundred and fifteen thousand,

nine hundred and twenty five dollars.


I think he's trying to ask you something.

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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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