Don't Go Near the Water (1957)

Director
Charles Walters

Main cast
Glenn Ford; Gia Scala; Earl Holliman; Anne Francis; Keenan Wynn

Genres
Adventure, Comedy, Romance

Description
Madison Avenue-trained Navy men (Glenn Ford, Fred Clark) handle public relations on a South Pacific island during World War II.


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