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Three Guys Named Mike (1951)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 1 March 1951 (USA)
A stewardess becomes romantically involved with an airline pilot, a college professor, and a successful businessman, all of whom are named Mike. When the three find out about each other, ... See full summary »

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Marcy Lewis
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Michael Lawrence
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Mike Jamison
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Mike Tracy
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Kathy Hunter
Anne Sargent ...
Jan Baker
Jeff Donnell ...
Alice Raymend
Herbert Heyes ...
Scott Bellemy
Robert Sherwood ...
Benson
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MacWade Parker
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Ann White
Hugh Sanders ...
Mr. Wiliams
John Maxwell ...
Dr. Matthew Hardy
Lewis Martin ...
C.R. Smith
Ethel Wells ...
Herself (as Ethel 'Pug' Wells)
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A stewardess becomes romantically involved with an airline pilot, a college professor, and a successful businessman, all of whom are named Mike. When the three find out about each other, she has to decide which one she loves the most. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Vénus en uniforme  »

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A young Barbara Billingsley shows up as the instructor at stewardess school. See more »

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When Marcie's plane is landing in Chicago, the tower gives landing instructions for runway 22L however the visual of the plane landing shows runway 4R. See more »

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Featured in The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story (1951) See more »

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Jane Wyman in a mid-air, madcap marshmallow of a film
6 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Three Guys Named Mike" is a story about a fledgling airline hostess from a small town who gets to fly the friendly skies and expand her horizons. Marcy Lewis (Jane Wyman) embraces her new way of life, experiences the joys of interacting with the public (people from different lands with their varied views) and meets three bachelors who happen to have the same first name. Marcy knows that married woman cannot be hostesses, but she's not really trying to find a husband--she's too busy revolutionizing the ad world and the flight industry. But that doesn't stop men from throwing themselves at her. Particularly Howard Keel (a pilot), Van Johnson (a graduate student in scientific studies, and Barry Sullivan (a successful adman).

All four major players play their roles well, but the script is a trifling that is more interesting as a documentation of the flight procedures and customs of the time. While watching Wyman in this role, I kept thinking of June Allyson and, according to notes in the trivia section, the role was written for her. Ms. Wyman's voice also reminded me of Doris Day's at times.

Even with its paternalistic and sometimes sexist approach to the training and employment of stewardesses, the airlines industry (especially American Airlines) get a commercial from Hollywood in this film.


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