Sailor Ted meets at the Lonely Hearts Club of his friend Gunny's wife, Jenny, a girl, Nora Paige, and falls in love. Nora wants to become a dancer on Broadway. Ted rescues the Pekinese of ... See full summary »
Sailor Ted meets at the Lonely Hearts Club of his friend Gunny's wife, Jenny, a girl, Nora Paige, and falls in love. Nora wants to become a dancer on Broadway. Ted rescues the Pekinese of Lucy James, a Broadway star during a public relations campaign on his submarine. Lucy falls in love with Ted, and Ted is ordered by his Captain to meet her in a night club, in spite of the fact that he has a date with Nora. Nora, who lives with Jenny and her and Gunny's daughter, doesn't want to hear anything from Ted, after she spotted a picture of Ted and Lucy in the morning paper. Lucy convinces her manager Dinehart to stop the press campaign and tells him that she would leave the production, if another photo or article of her and Ted is published. Nora has become her understudy, and she begins to think her behaviour to Ted over. Suddenly she is fired after Dinehart told her to dance a number Lucy James called undanceable. But when Ted is told the whole story, he knows what to do. Written by
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Geraldine Robertson played Chorine (uncredited). She landed the part as a result of being crowned Queen of the Centennial at the Texas State Fair in 1936, crowned by Ginger Rogers, and part of the prize for winning was a screen test with MGM. See more »
As the crew sings "Lucy James off the starboard beam", Lucy James approaches the port beam. See more »
This is one of the all-time corny movies ever made, especially since it
features Jimmy Stewart singing. How often have you seen/heard that?
Actually, the "corn" is the fun of this film, and I enjoyed watching
this more the second time knowing it was going to be so corny.
Some of the lines in here are legitimately funny, particularly by cute
Una Merkel, who could zing 'em with the best. She was fun, as was her
husband in here, "Gunny Sacks," played by Sid Silvers. Those two, plus
Buddy Ebsen and Eleanor Powell make for a likable cast.
Both Powell and Ebsen were great dancers, too, with Powell, of course,
being the more famous. This is just a nice, old- fashioned film,
probably more for older folks, but who knows?
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