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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 overview, first billed only:
John Dyckman Brown III
Frank Miller
John Dyckman Brown I
John Dyckman Brown II
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 <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Buster Keaton was listed Billy Kipp's son in the Call Bureau Cast Service, but Jimmy Durante played the part. See more »


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A Love Like Ours
(1943) (uncredited)
Mucis by Alberta Nichols
Lyrics by Mann Holiner
Performed by June Allyson and Gloria DeHaven, with Harry James and His Orchestra
Voice double by Virginia Rees
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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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