Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)

Passed  |   |  Musical, Comedy, Romance  |  June 1944 (USA)
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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.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Dyckman Brown III
Tom Drake ...
Frank Miller
Henry Stephenson ...
John Dyckman Brown I
Henry O'Neill ...
John Dyckman Brown II
Ben Blue ...
Carlos Ramírez ...
Carlos (as Carlos Ramirez)
Frank Sully ...
Private Adams
Albert Coates ...
Mr. Nizby
Amparo Iturbi ...
Amparo Novarro (as Amparo Novarro)
José Iturbi ...
Jose Iturbi
Billy Kipp


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 <>

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June 1944 (USA)  »

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Two Sisters and a Sailor  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


First of six movies that paired June Allyson and Van Johnson. See more »


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Stellar Cast -- Meandering Movie
14 July 2008 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Considering the talent involved, the movie should be better than it is. What's needed is a lot more bounce and about twenty minutes less of the romantic guessing game, which drags along too much of the time. Too bad we don't get more of the sparkle and zip of the Young Man with a Horn number. Allyson really comes alive during those moments. Durante is of course Durante lending his inimitable style of pizazz, while the baby-faced De Haven shines, along with Johnson who really deserves more screen time. The love-struck soldier is a novel touch for a movie of this type, though somewhat creepy at times. And what in the heck does the subplot of the two elderly gentlemen do other than meander a story-line that's already too drawn-out. Note how high-brow musicians Albert Coates and Jose Iturbi do musical spots. Having the classically trained making guest appearances was not unusual for popular musicals of the time. I suppose producers thought this would broaden audience appeal. Anyway it's a good chance to scope out Harry James at his peak and vintage Lena Horne. Fortunately, the kids themselves would go on to bigger and better things.

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