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

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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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31 August 2008 | by (Middlesbrough, England) – See all my reviews

The Hollywood treatment of the problems of returning servicemen after World War 2 took many forms - sob stories, psychological dramas, films noirs, even musicals - but this film is unusual, perhaps even unique, in giving them an irreverent screwball slant. The script sparkles with wise-cracking dialogue, and the action proceeds headlong in unpredictable directions. It is the sort of movie that the phrase "never a dull moment" was coined for. The two leads did full justice to their parts, but they lacked the star status to impress the critics. If Claudette Colbert and Cary Grant had been cast, or Jean Arthur and Jimmy Stewart, they could have performed no better, but this film would now be assured of its place in the annals of screwball comedy instead of being neglected and almost forgotten. Luckily it is not lost. It is available on DVD in eminently watchable condition, albeit without the full restoration that it deserves.


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