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The Sailor Takes a Wife (1945)

While waiting in New York City to ship out to Europe, a sailor stops by a serviceman's canteen and meets a USO hostess. They immediately fall for each other and get married that night. ... See full summary »

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While waiting in New York City to ship out to Europe, a sailor stops by a serviceman's canteen and meets a USO hostess. They immediately fall for each other and get married that night. However, when the sailor is notified that he has been reclassified as 4-F (unfit for service) by the Navy and then discharged, he and his new wife realize that, having to set up house before they expected to, they actually know very little about each other. Complications ensue. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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FOR BETTER...OR WORSE...IT'S THE HILARIOUS SIDE OF MARRIAGE! (original print ad - all caps)

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28 December 1945 (USA)  »

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E o Marinheiro Casou  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film received its USA television premiere in Los Angeles Friday 30 November 1956 on KTTV (Channel 11) followed by Philadelphia Monday 31 December 1956 on WFIL (Channel 6); in Chicago it first aired 1 February 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2) , in Hartford CT 12 February 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), in New Haven CT 19 February 1957 on WHNC (Channel 8), in Portland OR 3 March 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Minneapolis 24 March 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9) and in Altoona PA 13 July 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10); its San Francisco television premiere took place 7 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7); but its first New York City telecast did not take place until Monday 13 June 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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When John Hill is trying to open the davenport that is supposed to fold out into a bed, it keeps closing on him, to comic effect. When he tries to spread a sheet over the mattress, the wire extending from the back of the davenport to the front edge that keeps pulling it closed is visible. See more »

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What there's to say? Marriage of no consequence
7 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

The guy above summarizes and reviews the movie at the same time and I don't have much to add. The scenarios are basic stereo-types from their day. Walker and Allyson are generally good but Allyson's sniffles, sniffles technique she used throughout her career for emotionally impact can be grating. A MGM programmer that was a mild and successful hit. IN the end of this marital strife and farce, love conquers all. What would you expect?


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