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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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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
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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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June 1944 (USA)  »

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Two Sisters and a Sailor  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In this pre-stardom film, Ava Gardner appears uncredited in two small roles. She has a brief speaking part as one of the costumed showgirls that dances with Private Adams (Frank Sully) at the canteen. She later appears in the dream sequence as one of the fashion models, fifth in line with the feather boa. See more »

Quotes

[after hitting a high note in the song, "Inka Dinka Doo"]
Billy Kipp: That note was given to me by Bing Crosby, and was he glad to get rid of it.
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Crazy Credits

The background for the opening credits is a drawing of a stage with part of the proscenium arch and curtain visible on the left side of the screen. As each credit is shown a caricature representing that person or persons appears on the stage near the bottom of the screen. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Take It Easy
(1943) (uncredited)
Written by Xavier Cugat (as Albert De Bru), Irving Taylor and Vic Mizzy
Performed by Virginia O'Brien, Lee Wilde, Lyn Wilde, and Lina Romay with Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra
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Two Girls, A Sailor and a host of MGM talent!
6 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Perky June Allyson and lovely Gloria DeHaven are two vaudevillians given a chance to open their own canteen for military personnel by a mysterious benefactor. The very thin plot revolves around this simple premise and at over two hours running time it becomes very stretched indeed. However, as this is an MGM movie, there is much to enjoy thanks to the plethora of studio talent involved. The highlights for me were gorgeous Virginia O'Brien doing her usual 'deadpan' number, June Allyson's terrific 'Young Man With A Horn', beautiful Lena Horne singing 'Paper Doll' and who could resist Jimmy Durante performing 'Inka Dinka Doo'? The production is lavish with huge sets, hundreds of extras and fabulous costumes. The bizarre dream sequence is quite eye-popping and even includes a fashion parade with some truly beautiful models. Quite an extravaganza!


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