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Ship Ahoy (1942)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | May 1942 (USA)
Miss Winters is a dancer with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and is asked to secretly transport a prototype magnetic mine to Puerto Rico. She thinks that she is working for the US Government, ... See full summary »

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Merton K. Kibble
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Skip Owens
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Fran Evans
William Post Jr. ...
H. U. Bennet
James Cross ...
'Stump', a dancer
Eddie Hartman ...
'Stumpy', a dancer
Stuart Crawford ...
Art Higgins
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Dr. Farno
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Pietro Polesi
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Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra ...
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The Pied Pipers
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Miss Winters is a dancer with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and is asked to secretly transport a prototype magnetic mine to Puerto Rico. She thinks that she is working for the US Government, but fails to see why she would be involved. The enemy agents got the plan from a pulp novel written by Kibble, who is also on the ship and falls for her. But then she overhears his new novel and believes that he is talking about her. So when they leave the boat, she ignores him, but somehow, the bags get switched and he gets the magnetic mine - which she must later retrieve. It is mainly a Tommy Dorsey showcase with Sinatra singing - Powell dancing - and a small plot. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Trivia

This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Thursday 28 March 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Monday 20 May 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); its San Francisco television premiere did not take place until 19 September 1959 on KGO (Channel 7); in New York City its earliest documented airing took place 9 October 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Goofs

When Tallulah Winters is tapping out a message in Morse code, the receiver is writing it down faster than she is sending it. See more »

Quotes

Skip Owens: [kissing girls hand and begins to go up arm] oh, sorry - its the salmon in me trying to run upstream
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Closing Credit: The End America Needs your Money Buy Defense Bonds and Stamps Every Payday. See more »

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Soundtracks

The Last Call for Love
(1942)
Music and Lyrics by Burton Lane, Margery Cummings and E.Y. Harburg
Performed by Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
Sung by Frank Sinatra and The Pied Pipers
Reprised by Tommy Dorsey, Red Skelton, Eleanor Powell, Bert Lahr and Virginia O'Brien at the end
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Brought back a lot of memories
17 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As the story in my family goes, my dad, Milton Raskin, played the piano for the Dorsey band. After Sinatra joined the band, my dad practiced with him for hours on end. Then, at a point in time, my dad told Sinatra that he was actually to good to be tied up with such a small group (band), and that he should venture off on his own. By that time Sinatra had enough credits 'under his belt' to do just that! Dorsey never forgave my dad, and the rest, as they say, is history.

I have some pictures and records to that effect, and so does Berkley University in California.

I have seen just about every Sinatra movie more times than I wish to say, and his movies never get old . . . Thank you Frank


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