The Extraordinary Seaman

  • 1969
  • Movie
  • G
  • Comedy, War

During WW II, Alda, Rooney, Carter, and Tupou are rescued by a British gunboat commanded by Niven. After another half-hour of running time, we find out that Niven is actually a ghost who drowned 30 years earlier in a drunken stupor. Now he wanders the seas trying to redeem himself. MGM tried to pad this one by adding about 10 minutes of newsreel footage....read more

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During WW II, Alda, Rooney, Carter, and Tupou are rescued by a British gunboat commanded by Niven. After another half-hour of running time, we find out that Niven is actually a ghost who drowned 30 years earlier in a drunken stupor. Now he wanders the seas trying to redeem himself. MGM

tried to pad this one by adding about 10 minutes of newsreel footage. This dull comedy was such a dog that the studio held up its release for almost two years. Public response was so bad the film was quickly withdrawn.

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  • Review: During WW II, Alda, Rooney, Carter, and Tupou are rescued by a British gunboat commanded by Niven. After another half-hour of running time, we find out that Niven is actually a ghost who drowned 30 years earlier in a drunken stupor. Now he wanders the seas… (more)

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