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Conceited war correspondent Steve Kimball, desperate to get back to the USA from occupied Paris, reluctantly agrees to chaperone a troupe of stranded, teenaged hepcat entertainers. Plus redheaded Bridget, not a real member of the group...just stranded (and the 16th person on 15 tickets). But Steve has a use for her: to sneak his stories past censorship in "love code." Their shipboard dormitory is also shared by adult glamour girl Kay. Can the kids enlist Kay to keep Steve out of their hair? Can all sorts of complications be far behind? Written by
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This is a movie of its time. It was relevant then and is not really relevant now. The music and slang are dated. The young performers may have seemed cute then. They don't now.
But Anthony Mann imbues it with charm. This came out only two years before his great noirs became to appear; yet his firm hand and eye for style are immediately apparent. With a mediocre director, this would surely have been a mediocre movie, or probably worse than mediocre.
True, as the singer engaged in a love/hate relationship with pompous newsman Jack Haley, Anne Jeffreys is appealing. She was always appealing. But Mann sails this ship smoothly through some pretty choppy seas. It is even shot with intriguing lighting. Let's hear it for the man in the director's seat!
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