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A Girl in Every Port (1952)

Approved | | Comedy | 1 June 1953 (Portugal)
After two sailors are conned into buying a lame race-horse, they go ashore to sort out the problem, but when they realize that the horse is one of a pair of identical twins, their plan for revenge becomes more complicated.

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Benjamin Franklin 'Benny' Linn
Marie Wilson ...
Jane Sweet
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Timothy Aloysius 'Tim' Dunnovan
Don DeFore ...
Bert Sedgwick
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Dee Hartford ...
Millicent Temple
Hanley Stafford ...
Fleet Admiral Temple
Teddy Hart ...
High Life
Percy Helton ...
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After two sailors are conned into buying a lame race-horse, they go ashore to sort out the problem, but when they realize that the horse is one of a pair of identical twins, their plan for revenge becomes more complicated.

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1 June 1953 (Portugal)  »

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Dziewczyna w kazdym porcie  »

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Goofs

The hammocks that Groucho and William Bendex are shown lying in are not navy hammocks. Navy hammocks do not have the spreaders seen on the hammocks in this film. Navy hammocks were designed to take up as little space as possible. And without the spreaders the hammocks is safer to use and more comfortable to use. See more »

Quotes

Jane Sweet, a dumb blonde: [giving a jockey instructions before the race] Make sure to come in first. Then he'll be certain to win.
Benjamin Franklin 'Benny' Linn: Try not to come in before the horse.
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Connections

Referenced in The Devil's Rejects (2005) See more »

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A Life on the Ocean Wave
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Music by Henry Russell
Played during the opening credits
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One of the weakest Groucho Marx films; still amusing and occasionally entertaining
18 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

"A Girl in Every Port" is one of the few solo efforts of Groucho Marx after 20 years of working almost exclusively with his brothers. It is probably one of the weakest films he was ever associated with. Occasionally his wit and his gift for free-association dialogue shines through, but there are also a couple of moments where his timing seems to have slowed down. The film also suffers from a needlessly convoluted plot (though, to its credit, the script acknowledges this flaw and even uses it as a target for some jokes), and the direction is generally flat. Still, the film is perfectly watchable and occasionally even entertaining. Let's face it, even Groucho at 80% speed is better than most comedians (of all eras) at 100%. And then there is also Marie Wilson. Unlike most comedies of its time where women usually have straight roles, she plays a good-hearted but extremely ditzy girl, with legs that go on for miles and breasts that nearly burst through her outfits. The scene where her bare shoulders keep getting exposed is actually kind of sensual. And Teddy Hart is pretty funny as the gangster "High Life". ** out of 4.


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