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A Girl in Every Port (1928)

Two sailors with a rivalry over chasing women become friends. But when one decides to finally settle down, will this mysterious young women come between them?

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Spike Madden
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Salami
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Marie, Girl in France
Maria Alba ...
Chiquita (as Maria Casajuana)
Natalie Joyce ...
Girl in Panama
Francis McDonald ...
Gang Leader
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Sailor's wife
Elena Jurado ...
Girl in Panama
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South Sea Island girl
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Girl from Liverpool
Dorothy Mathews ...
Girl in Panama
Phalba Morgan ...
Lena, girl in Holland
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Girl in Bombay
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Second girl in Holland (as Greta Yoltz)
Felix Valle ...
Lena's husband
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Two sailors with a rivalry over chasing women become friends. But when one decides to finally settle down, will this mysterious young women come between them?

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You'll Like This One!---It's a rollicking, jolly, happy picture---a laugh all the way.

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26 February 1928 (USA)  »

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A kochanek mial sto  »

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Trivia

A Girl In Every Port was the film that got G.W. Pabst to hire Louise Brooks for Lulu in the now cult classic, Pandora's Box. See more »

Goofs

Spike keeps consulting his little black book of port-side girlfriend's addresses, and we see close-ups of the pages as he goes through it. But when he crosses one out, we see the tiny page is as big as a newspaper, as his pencil-holding hand goes over it is wildly out of proportion to the book we see. By WesternOne. See more »

Quotes

Spike Madden: I remember! This is the place - and she's got a figure like an eel!
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Remade as Goldie (1931) See more »

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Appealing in more ways than one
19 July 2000 | by (massachusetts) – See all my reviews

This is what we call today a "guy film" in which two buddies share everything from drinking bouts to bar room brawls to girls. An early effort by director Howard Hawks, the bar and fight sequences are fast, at times comical and always colorful.

Another interesting thing about the film is that we get a chance to see what ordinary people looked like in the 20's. Being about two sailors and their adventures ashore, we a shown a much more exotic world than we might see today. Take for example when one of our heroes picks up a Dutch girl, dressed in full traditional Dutch costume which was common at the time. From our modern view, we expect her to act like some old fashioned Dutch doll, but instead she acts like any other teenaged girl who is out on a date with a hunk. It is a reminder that people haven't changed that much.

Louise Brooks is another treat in the film. A very extraordinary personality, Louise is the center of attention whenever she is on screen. The sexual tension is highly electric in her scenes. It was because of this film that she was chosen for her famous role as Lulu in "Pandora's Box" where she would make cinema history. All in all, although the film is not one of the greats, it certainly has some great moments and is well worth seeing.


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