Jerry Lewis (John Paul Steckler I)Dina Merrill (Ens. Rita J. Benson)Diana Spencer (Prudence Trabert Steckler)Mickey Shaughnessy (Stan Wychinski)Robert Middleton (Vice Adm. Philo Tecumseh Bludde)Gale Gordon (Congressman Mandeville)Mabel Albertson (Mrs. Trabert)Claude Akins (Lt. Cmdr. Farber)Hugh Sanders (Adm. Rogers)Richard Shannon (Cmdr. Cross)Chuck Wassil (Cmdr. Craig)Al Bain (Commuter at Station)Brandon Beach (Commuter at Station)Mary Benoit (Mother)Phil Bloom (Fight Spectator)Charles Boaz (Commander)Tex Brodus (Wedding Guest)Harry Cheshire (Judge Whipple - Wedding Guest with Cake in Hat)
During the 1950s, a military panel grills Junior Officer John Paul Steckler to find the whereabouts of a Navy destroyer that he temporarily commanded during WWII and is missing.