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Sailor Beware (1952)

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Although allergic to kissing girls, Seaman Melvin Jones, through a fluke TV appearance, gets the undeserved reputation of a great kisser dubbed "Mr. Temptation" and is pursued by amorous young females.

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Chasing pretty girls, blowing up a liferaft inside a submarine, virtually every sailor gag ever thought of, and a bunch of songs fill out this Martin and Lewis outing as a pair of sailors. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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9 February 1952 (USA)  »

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At Sea with the Navy  »

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The boxing scene was "written" by Jerry Lewis, who demanded an extra $50,000 for it, which he then donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie, the Recruiting Officer addresses Chief Lardoski as "Petty Officer". A Chief Petty Officer is never addressed as "Petty Officer". The Recruiting Officer should have addressed him as "Chief Lardoski". See more »

Quotes

Al Crowthers: How many fights have ya had all together?
Melvin Jones: [Talking loudly in a punchy boxer's voice in order to frighten his opponent] Oh, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah...
[Al hits him']
Melvin Jones: When ya add 'em up together now, I had 101 fights.
Al Crowthers: Yup!
Melvin Jones: Oh, 101! I win 'em all but 100!
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Remake of Lady Be Careful (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

JINGLE, JANGLE, JINGLE
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Music by Joseph J. Lilley
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
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Sailor Beware is another highly enjoyable Martin & Lewis vehicle
19 August 2011 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This is another Martin & Lewis movie I watched on YouTube. In this one, they become sailors-Jerry because he needs a sea vacation to cure his ailments, Dean because having been rejected several times, the standards are now lowered. With this one, two previous leading ladies return-Marion Marshall, who was with Dean in That's My Boy, gets Jerry this time and Corinne Calvet, who had to compete with Diana Lynn in My Friend Irma Goes West, gets Dean to herself playing herself. Lewis is mostly funny when by himself though he and Dean have a hilarious conversation before a boxing scene. They also share a couple of funny numbers with the second one showcasing their tap dancing talents. There's also an appearance by then-big star Betty Hutton and one from upcoming star James Dean. And, since I like to mention whenever a player from my favorite movie It's a Wonderful Life appears, Mary Treen has a few amusing moments as Ms. Calvet's assistant. This was also the first time Lewis did an Asian stereotype which I didn't find funny though I did like it when he danced with those Hawaiian natives. Oh, and it's always nice to see Don Wilson outside of "The Jack Benny Program". So on that note, I highly recommend Sailor Beware.


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