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The Admiral Was a Lady (1950)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  4 August 1950 (USA)
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Ex-WAVE encounters four fun-loving, work-hating men, all of whom want to marry her.

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Jimmy Stevens
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Ex-WAVE encounters four fun-loving, work-hating men, all of whom want to marry her.

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4 August 1950 (USA)  »

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El almirante era una dama  »

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Jimmy Stevens: She keeps putting ideas about work in the minds of my men. She's... a labor agitator!
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just really funny
28 June 2002 | by (Tokyo) – See all my reviews

found this gem on a free streaming video site - not likely to see it anywhere else. Really enjoyable movie set just after WWII about a woman ensign (nicknamed the admiral) who falls in with a gang of lovable losers - four ex-GIs who work diligently from dusk to dawn at finding ways to avoid work. There's a silly subplot about them trying to get her back together with her long lost fiancee, and an even sillier sub-sub plot about a rich millionaire and meddling detectives. The main point of interest is the repartee between the "admiral" and the men. Sometimes she's tough as nails, but at other points it's like Dorothy's relationship with the tin man, the lion and the scarecrow. Would really like to see a computer-enhanced remake with Humphrey Bogart as Jimmy, Marilyn Monroe as Jean and Edward Herrmann as the millionaire. Favorite line - "how can such a nice man be so useless?"


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