Romance on the High Seas (1948) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • Socialite Elvira Kent suspects her husband of fooling around with other women. When he announces he can't join her on their scheduled ocean voyage, she hires a nightclub singer, Georgia Garrett, to pose as her on the cruise. Elvira stays at a hotel near home so she can spy on her husband. She's unaware, however, that her husband has hired a detective, Peter Virgil, to keep an eye on her at sea. Of course, Peter doesn't realize that Georgia is not Mrs. Kent...

    - Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>
  • Wealthy Michael and Elvira Kent, who are celebrating their third wedding anniversary, have never trusted the faithfulness of the other. For Elvira, that suspicion stems in large part from Michael always baling at the last minute from taking an anniversary trip as he always seems to be called off on a business trip for the pharmacy conglomerate where he works which is owned by Elvira's Uncle Lazlo. So when Michael bales again on their planned third wedding anniversary trip - a round trip cruise between New York and Rio de Janeiro - Elvira decides to test Michael's faithfulness by pretending to go on the trip. In reality, Elvira is staying in New York, she who hires a private investigator to spy on Michael. Further, Elvira hires Georgia Garrett, a rough-around-the-edges penniless honky-tonk singer who she meets at the travel agency, to take the all expenses paid trip in her place. Georgia will pretend to be Elvira in every aspect, including maintaining a proper image which means no improper fraternizing with men on board. Michael, in turn, believes Elvira is meeting her lover on board, and as such hires his own private investigator, Peter Virgil, to shadow Elvira on the cruise. Complications ensue when Peter falls in love with who he believes is Elvira but is really Georgia, while Georgia falls in love with Peter, with who she can't have a relationship since she is supposed to be married Mrs. Elvira Kent. A second level of complications arise when Georgia's wannabe boyfriend, pianist Oscar Farrar, follows Georgia on board. And a third level of complications arise when Elvira and Michael individually decide to be in Rio when the ship docks to find out first hand what's going on. Uncle Lazlo seems to be around for all the proceedings and seems to know everything that is transpiring, but he just doesn't know what secrets to keep and which to divulge.

    - Written by Huggo
  • A wife suspects her husband of having a roving eye. Her husband suspects the same about her. His business deals mean he has to cancel their anniversary vacation every year. So this year, in order to snoop on her dearly beloved, she engages a poor cabaret singer from Far Rockaway to sail alone to South America under her name, so she can stay behind and keep tabs on hubby. Meanwhile her husband is suspicious so he hires a detective to watch his "wife" on her southbound cruise. But the singer's wisecracking piano player has been pursuing her for years and he books passage too...

    - Written by David Steele
  • Romantic misunderstandings abound when spouses suspect each other of being unfaithful, and a nightclub singer takes a cruise under a false identity.

    - Written by L. Hamre


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