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|The Skipper Surprised His Wife|
|Directed by||Elliott Nugent|
|Produced by||William H. Wright|
|Written by||Dorothy Kingsley|
|Based on||I Taught My Wife to Keep House the Navy Way" and|
"The Skipper Surprised His Wife
1949 Reader's Digest
by William Lederer
|Music by||Bronislau Kaper|
|Edited by||Cotton Warburton|
The skipper, Cmdr. William Lattimer (Robert Walker) whose wife Daphne (Joan Leslie) is incapacitated by a broken leg, forcing the skipper takes over management of their home. A stickler for nautical discipline, Lattimer tries to run things "the Navy way," but this proves not only futile but ridiculous.
- Robert Walker as Cmdr. William J. Lattimer
- Joan Leslie as Daphne Lattimer
- Edward Arnold as Adm. Homer Thorndyke
- Spring Byington as Agnes Thorndyke
- Leon Ames as Dr. Phillip Abbott
- Jan Sterling as Rita Rossini
- Anthony Ross as Joe Rossini
- Paul Harvey as Brendon Boyd
- Kathryn Card as Thelma Boyd
- Tommy Myers as Tommy Lattimer
- Rudy Lee as Davey Lattimer
- Finnegan Weatherwax as Muscles
According to MGM records, the film earned $733,000 in the US and Canada and $193,000 overseas, leading to a loss of $181,000.
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
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