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In the Navy

Released 1941
Distributor Universal

Bud and Lou’s second WW II service comedy was another huge hit, but ran afoul of wartime censors because of a scene where Lou takes command of a destroyer and crashes it. The sequence was finally allowed but only after a reshoot transformed it into a dream sequence.

About Larry Cohen

The prolific writer-producer-director Larry Cohen began his career in television creating hit shows like Branded and The Invaders.  His feature career took off with the killer baby trio of It’s Alive and two sequels.  Among his movie credits are Q – The Winged Serpent, Full Moon High, The Private Life of J. Edgar Hoover, Return to Salem’s Lot, Hell Up in Harlem and the screenplays for Phone Booth and Cellular.  He also wrote and directed the Masters of Horror episode, Pick Me Up.