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Ship Ahoy (1942)

Passed  -  Comedy | Musical | Romance  -  May 1942 (USA)
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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, ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Tallulah Winters
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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
John Emery ...
Dr. Farno
Bernard Nedell ...
Pietro Polesi
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Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra ...
The Pied Pipers ...
The Pied Pipers
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Huddleston ...
Member Pied Pipers (as The Pied Pipers)
Chuck Lowry ...
Member Pied Pipers (as 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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I'll Take Manila  »

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Trivia

This is Frank Sinatra's second film appearance, not his first. He appeared with the Dorsey Band in Las Vegas Nights the previous year. 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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Crazy Credits

Closing Credit: The End America Needs your Money Buy Defense Bonds and Stamps Every Payday. See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Take Tallulah
(1942)
Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Performed by Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
Sung individually by Bert Lahr, Tommy Dorsey, Red Skelton and Eleanor Powell
Danced by Eleanor Powell and chorus girls and Buddy Rich also on drums
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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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