Oscar-nominated Director Henry Hathaway (1935: Lives of a Bengal Lancer) enlisted an all-star cast, headed by Gary Cooper in a "smash performance" (The Hollywood Reporter), for You're in the Navy Now, a hilarious, critically-acclaimed comedy that also features memorable performances by Jane Greer (Out of the Past), Eddie Albert (Roman Holiday) and Jack Webb (Sunset Boulevard)!
Based on the Navy's real-life experiment with a steam engine in a WWII submarine chaser, the film follows the misadventures of the ill-prepared crew of a ship on trial runs. Led by a captain (Cooper) who is as inexperienced as his officers -- they don't call them them "90-day wonders" for nothing! -- they sail out to sea on an unforgettable journey. They'll either sink or swim... but they'll make history either way!
Gary Cooper plays a very green Navy lieutenant in charge of his first ship in this farce based on a New Yorker magazine story. Unfortunately, his crew members are also brand-new on the job, and the ship itself is a clunker powered by a dubious steam engine. Watch for Charles Bronson in his screen debut.