The Extraordinary Seaman (1969)

Director: John Frankenheimer

Writer(s): Phillip Rock, Hal Dresner

Starring: David Niven, Faye Dunaway, Alan Alda, Mickey Rooney, Jack Carter, Juano Hernandez, Manu Tupou, Barry Kelley, Leonard O. Smith, Richard Guizon, John Cochran, Jerry Fujikawa, Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle, Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, Adolf Hitler, Van Johnson, Dorothy Lamour, Vivien Leigh, Douglas MacArthur, Benito Mussolini, Gregory Peck, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ann Sheridan, Joseph Stalin, Robert Taylor, Hideki Tojo, Bess Truman

Synopsis: Lt. Commander Finchhaven, a ghostly relic from the First World War, he had fallen down dead drunk on his first assignment and been consigned from the great beyond to sail the seas until a further opportunity arises to redeem his actions. During the Second World War, he is encountered by a quartet of American seamen that includes Lt. Morton Krim and cook W.J. Oglethorpe. A deal is completed whereby the men will help re-float Finchhaven’s command in return for a passage to Australia. They raid a village to secure batteries for the engine and come upon the feisty Jennifer Winslow who offers them aid in return for a passage with the crew. Eventually they reach the open sea. Finchhaven’s ghostly status is revealed and Lt. Krim and Jennifer help him to sink a Japanese cruiser.

Release Date: January 1969 (USA) | Length: 80 min | Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War | Certificate: G

Note: I didn’t find the actual release date. I didn’t find a trailer for this film. Above is a clip from the movie.

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