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Don't Go Near the Water

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Original title
Don't Go Near the Water
Year
Running time
107 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Dorothy Kingsley, George Wells (Novel: William Brinkley)
Music
Bronislau Kaper
Cinematography
Robert Bronner
Cast
Producer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Avon Productions
Genre
Adventure. Comedy. Romance | II World War
Synopsis / Plot
On a small island in the South Pacific, the Navy's P.R. department is spending WWII without getting near a ship. Lt. Max Siegal is the Second in command to a clueless Commanding Officer who believes Sea Duty to be the worst punishment he can give one of his men. Siegal has to keep the foreign correspondents happy, keep his Commander out of trouble and figure out a way for one of the enlisted sailors to date the lady Lieutenant of his dreams - all while convincing a certain island schoolteacher that he's the man for her.
Awards
1957: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Film - Comedy/Musical and Actor (Ford)
1957: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Comedy Screenplay
1958: Golden Laurel Top Male Comedy Performance (Glenn Ford)
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