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, ...
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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
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Sheer escapist fluff but fun to watch when Powell dances...
ELEANOR POWELL was in top tap-dancing form when she made SHIP AHOY! with RED SKELTON as her bumbling co-star and BERT LAHR for some added laughs, along with VIRGINIA O'BRIEN.
It's a daffy story about a gal asked to transport a magnetic mine aboard a ship to San Juan, Puerto Rico during World War II when Nazi spies were rampant in films of this sort. Her mission is soon in peril and the rest of the plot has her managing to stave off the bad guys with the help of Skelton and Lahr.
Worthwhile really only for the dancing talents of ELEANOR POWELL, who does a specialty number involving Buddy Rich on the drums that has to be seen to be believed. And watch for the young FRANK SINATRA singing with Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra.
It's a minor MGM musical comedy that deserves at least one watch.
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