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Everything's Ducky (1961)

Two sailors sneak a talking duck on board their ship. Complications ensue.

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Don Taylor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rooney ... Kermit 'Beetle' McKay
Buddy Hackett ... Seaman Admiral John Paul 'Ad' Jones
Jackie Cooper ... Lt. J.S. Parmell - Psychiatrist
Joanie Sommers ... Nina Lloyd
Roland Winters ... Capt. Lewis Bollinger
Elizabeth MacRae ... Susie Penrose
Gene Blakely Gene Blakely ... Lt. Cmdr. Bernard Kemp
Gordon Jones ... Chief Petty Officer Conroy
Richard Deacon ... Dr. Deckham
James Millhollin ... George Imhoff - Lab Assistant
Jimmy Cross Jimmy Cross ... Drunk
Robert B. Williams ... Duck Hunter (as Robert Williams)
King Calder ... Frank - Bartender
Ellie Kent Ellie Kent ... Nurse
William Hellinger William Hellinger ... Corpsman
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Storyline

Two sailors sneak a talking duck on board their ship. Complications ensue.

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Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1962 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Dois Marujos e um Pato See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Barbroo Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Trivia

Buddy and Mickey were always playing practical jokes on each other. See more »

Quotes

The Duck: I left the egg -- in Winnipeg!
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Connections

Referenced in Cheers: The Improbable Dream: Part 2 (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonlight Music
Words and Music by Harold Spina
Performed by The Hi-Los
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Here's The Scuttlebutt
15 September 2010 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

All right, so a whole lot of good performers are kind of wasted in Everything's Ducky. But the film isn't as bad as some would have it, in fact there are a few really amusing moments.

Right around this same time a talking horse was the center of a long running television series and maybe that was the problem with this film. What worked for the whimsical Mister Ed television show just did not work in a feature film where they were going for belly laughs instead of quiet chuckles.

Still as a team Mickey Rooney and Buddy Hackett work well together as a pair of goofball sailors who find a talking duck who was the pet project of a recently deceased scientist. Believe it or not, the duck has the secret to the needed rocket formula for our manned launch around the moon. But these two don't understand it. Like entrusting the formula to Abbott&Costello.

Stanley Kramer must have noticed that Rooney and Hackett did have good chemistry as a team because he used them as an act in It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World the following year.

Everything's Ducky is not the greatest comedy film in the world, but it does have a few laughs and Rooney and Hackett made a great team.


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