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Why Girls Love Sailors (1927)

Stan is young sailor whose girl gets kidnapped by rough sea captain. Stan dresses in drag and seduces the captain and the captain's wife catches him. Stan and his girl beat a hasty retreat ... See full summary »

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Willie Brisling
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First Mate
Viola Richard ...
Willie's Girl
Anita Garvin ...
Captain's Wife
Malcolm Waite ...
Sea Captain
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Charles R. Althoff ...
Grandpa Brisling (scenes deleted)
Sôjin Kamiyama ...
Moneylender (scenes deleted) (as Sôjin)
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The Admiral (scenes deleted)
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Delamar (scenes deleted)
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Stan is young sailor whose girl gets kidnapped by rough sea captain. Stan dresses in drag and seduces the captain and the captain's wife catches him. Stan and his girl beat a hasty retreat as the captain's wife fires off a parting shot. Written by Tom Althoff <tomk2ta@aol.com>

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17 July 1927 (USA)  »

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Perché le ragazze amano i marinai  »

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It was considered a lost film until 1971 when it was rediscovered in France. See more »

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Oliver Hardy knocks out three sailors and throws them over the side of the ship. But each of the supposedly unconscious sailors raises his arms to the edge of the boat as Hardy pushes them over. See more »

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Long-Lost L&H comedy
26 February 2005 | by (Manchester,England) – See all my reviews

WHY GIRLS LOVE SAILORS was a lost film for many years until it turned up in a French Film Archive in 1971.It took another 15 years for the film to be viewed again,but happily it is now readily available on DVD and Video,with the French subtitles translated into English.

So,do Stan and Ollie work as a team here? Not really,though they do share one scene towards the end as Stan(called Willie Brisling here)tricks Ollie(billed as the First Mate)into thinking he's a woman,though he's actually trying to rescue his girl who's been kidnapped by the Ship's captain(Malcolm Waite).Anita Garvin,who was not thought to have appeared in the film until it's rediscovery,steals the show as the Captain's irate wife.Interesting more historically than aesthetically,but still watchable.


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