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Nobody's Perfect

Nobody's Perfect(1968)

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Brief Synopsis

This military service comedy chronicles the misadventures of the U.S.S. Bustard in Japan. The crew has stolen a Buddha statue from a Japanese village, which if discovered missing would threaten Japanese/American relations. Doc Willoughby is the ship's petty officer, whose antics are constantly getting him into trouble with his captain. On shore leave, Willoughby falls for a seemingly demure Japanese girl in a kimono shop, who actually turns out to be a Japanese/American nurse in the US Navy, Lt. Tomiko Momoyama. However, it turns out she was betrothed as a child to a traditional Japanese man named Toshi, who fully intends on enforcing tradition. Willoughby divides his time between trying to return the Buddha statue back to the Japanese village it rightfully belongs to, and trying to woo Tomiko from the traditional Japanese man she rightfully belongs to.

Cast & Crew

Alan Rafkin Director
Doug McClure Doc Willoughby
Nancy Kwan Tomiko Momoyama
James Whitmore Mike Riley
David Hartman Boats McCafferty
Gary Vinson Walt Purdy
James Shigeta Toshi O'Hara
Steve Carlson Johnny Crane
Keye Luke Gondai-San
Jill Donahue Marci Adler
Bea Bradley Lieutenant Large
Jim Creech Mr. Bayless

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  Los Angeles showing: Feb: Jan 1968
Release Date:  1968 Production Date:  [Techniscope]
none available
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co: 
Sound:  Mono (Westrex Recording System) Production Co:  Universal Pictures
Duration(mins):  103 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Nobody's Perfect

    Valerie 2015-07-05

    This is I want to see very much. It is a great and funny movie for some reason you have not put on your station and we can not even buy. Hope to see it... MORE>

  • Great movie

    Marion 2014-10-14

    I would love to have this movie in TCM, it would make me so happy to see on a small screen, even though it is a B movie, I think it is a great movie,... MORE>

  • Nobody's Perfect

    Sandy 2012-10-10

    This movie is just as good on the small screen as it was when I saw it on the big screen. MORE>