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Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)

Passed | | Musical, Comedy, Romance | June 1944 (USA)
A sailor helps two sisters start up a service canteen. The sailor soon becomes taken with gorgeous sister Jean, unaware that her sibling Patsy is also in love with him.

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Cast

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John Dyckman Brown III
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Frank Miller
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John Dyckman Brown I
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John Dyckman Brown II
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Ben
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Carlos (as Carlos Ramirez)
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Private Adams
Albert Coates ...
Albert Coates
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Mr. Nizby
Amparo Iturbi ...
Amparo Novarro (as Amparo Novarro)
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José Iturbi
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Billy Kipp
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A sailor helps two sisters start up a service canteen. The sailor soon becomes taken with gorgeous sister Jean, unaware that her sibling Patsy is also in love with him. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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M-G-M's Ship-Shapely Musical


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Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

June 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Two Sisters and a Sailor  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,420,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Van Johnson first received top billing in 1944 with Two Girls and a Sailor (1944). See more »

Quotes

Frank Miller: I'm taking over. You sing, I'll do the work.
Jean Deyo: Work? A Sergeant?
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Crazy Credits

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Soundtracks

The Young Man with a Horn
(1944) (uncredited)
Music by George Stoll
Lyrics by Ralph Freed
Performed by June Allyson with Harry James and His Orchestra
Reprised by James at the end
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a forever musical worthy of Hollywood's golden era
14 February 2006 | by (Dominican Republic) – See all my reviews

Saw this delightful musical, filled with great performers: James, Durante, Cugat, Iturbi, and many others, when I was eleven while in New York with my mother in 1944, and never saw it again until today 14 Feb, 2006 in TCM... easy going plot, well articulated with good acting, fine music and mainly everlasting songs... All in all, just great fun all the way... the fine start of June Allyson brilliant career...

What a great feeling to live back those far gone days when even though in war, America was united as ever, with natural sorrow and hardships, but full of dreams, commitment, proud of itself, with high hopes for a better world... Made me nostalgic? Yes indeed!


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