The Boatniks


1h 40m 1970

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 1 Jul 1970
Production Company
Walt Disney Productions
Distribution Company
Buena Vista Film Distribution Co., Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m
Sound
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Synopsis

Ensign Thomas Garland takes command of a busy harbor in Newport Beach, California. Although senior officer Commander Taylor is eager to have the son of an illustrious World War II hero under him, enthusiasm wanes upon discovery of the officer's incompetence. After introducing himself to rental operator Kate Fairchild by spilling yellow paint over her, Garland attempts to rescue a rowboat, in the process grounding his Coast Guard cutter. As three thieves, Harry, Max, and Charlie, escape through the fogbound harbor, they collide with Garland's vessel. The jewels, hidden in a picnic basket, sink to the ocean floor. To recover the basket the trio recruits a voluptuous Japanese pearl diver, thereby exciting the ensign's suspicion. Informed of these events by Garland, Taylor is incredulous until Moby Dick, Kate's pet pelican, pilfers a jewel-encrusted pickle. During the thieves' flight by submarine and seaplane the jewels are jettisoned. Garland recovers the cache, selecting from it an engagement ring for Kate.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 1 Jul 1970
Production Company
Walt Disney Productions
Distribution Company
Buena Vista Film Distribution Co., Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m
Sound
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Location scenes filmed at Newport Beach, California.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer June 1970

Released in United States Summer June 1970