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Swing It, Sailor! (1938)

Husky Stone (Ray Mayer), strongest man in the Navy, and as short on brains as he is as long on muscle, has an urge to get married, as his enlistment is up. The object of his affection is ... See full summary »

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Ray Mayer ...
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Myrtle Montrose
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Gertie Burns
Max Hoffman Jr. ...
Bos'n Hardy
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Husky Stone (Ray Mayer), strongest man in the Navy, and as short on brains as he is as long on muscle, has an urge to get married, as his enlistment is up. The object of his affection is Myrtle Montrose (Isabal Jewell), a typical "Sweetheart of the Navy." Seeking to discourage Husky's plans is his pal, Pete Kelly (Wallace Ford), who uses Husky to fight his battles and do his work. Pete frames Husky and he is confined to the brig, as their ship docks in San Francisco. Pete goes ashore, courts the fickle and ever-ready Myrtle and makes her forget Husky. The latter, when he finds out, knocks Pete out cold and refuses to have anything to do with him. Pete and Husky are sent on a working party during aerial bombing practice. They board a floating target to repair it and, unknown to the others, Husky is knocked out by a loose timber. Heading back to the ship, Pete discovers that Husky is missing, jumps overboard from the launch and swims back to the target to rescue Husky. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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TWO GOBS OUT TO CORNER THE MARKET ON...BLONDES(original poster-all caps) See more »

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Adventure | Comedy

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Passed | See all certifications »
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4 February 1938 (USA)  »

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He Wanted to Marry  »

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Of Pets and Pals
30 April 2011 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

In the US Navy, selfish sailor Wallace Ford (as Pete Kelly) takes advantage of dimmer-witted pal Ray Mayer (as Husky Stone). When Mr. Ford is assigned undesirable duties, he manages gets Mr. Mayer to do all the work. After a paint-job lands Mayer in the brig, Ford begins to fear his mate might marry shapely San Francisco blonde Isabel Jewell (as Myrtle Montrose), one of the many "skirts" Mayer chases. Ford goes to see the Ms. Jewell, a brassy "dame" who enjoys the company of several men. Ford finds himself attracted to Ms. Jewell while her gangly companion Mary Treen (as Gertie "Gert" Burns) seems left without a partner. The parrot steals the show by squawking "Mad dog, mad dog!" in a crowded pet store.

*** Swing It, Sailor! (2/4/38) Raymond Cannon ~ Wallace Ford, Ray Mayer, Isabel Jewell, Mary Treen


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