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The Lady Takes a Sailor (1949)

Jennifer Smith heads a "Consumer Reports"-type company and her reputation for honesty is her greatest asset. While out boating one day she encounters a secret prototype submarine piloted by... See full summary »

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Jennifer Smith heads a "Consumer Reports"-type company and her reputation for honesty is her greatest asset. While out boating one day she encounters a secret prototype submarine piloted by Bill Craig. Trying to explain her absence after her boat sinks becomes very difficult as Bill and his cohorts attempt to discredit her story. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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4 August 1950 (Finland)  »

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Até Parece Mentira  »

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When Bill tells Racquel a violent chemical reaction takes place when he touches her, he mentions H2SO4 and KClO3, which are sulfuric acid and potassium chlorate respectively. Do not mix these together at home as it is potentially explosive. See more »

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A man pours syrup onto the pancakes in his lap from a glass pitcher and empties it, but when he puts the pitcher back on the table it is full again, then empty again in the next shot. See more »

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John Tyson: Well, I've always thought of myself as a man's man.
Susan Wayne: Who want's to be a man's man? Where's the fun in that?
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Referenced in Sinatra: All or Nothing at All: Part 1 (2015) See more »

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Max takes top honors for this one!
21 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

Okay, it's forgettable fluff but Curtiz at least gives it some pep. Best of the whole magilla is Max Steiner's score. Worst of all is Robert Douglas. What in heaven's name was Warners thinking by casting him in a knockabout farce. He just sinks the whole ship. They were trying to build him up (he played another incongruous role in THE DECISION OF CHRISTOPHER BLAKE) but this was a misstep. He faired MUCH better in ADVENTURES OF DON JUAN and THE FOUNTAINHEAD. They really needed a blowhard comedian (Raymond Walburn, Thurston Hall). Come to think of it, studio regular Sydney Greenstreet would have been perfect. Hmmm... I wonder if Douglas was a substitute. Watson - The Memmos!!

The David Butler unit was doing much better comedies at Warners during this period. But, still, it's worth one look (and listen).


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