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Skirts Ahoy! (1952)

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Three young ladies sign up for some kind of training at a naval base. However, their greatest trouble isn't long marches or several weeks in a small boat, but their love life.

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Whitney Young
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Una Yancy
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Lt. Cmdr. Paul Elcott
Keefe Brasselle ...
Dick Hallson
Billy Eckstine ...
Billy Eckstein
Dean Miller ...
Archie O'Conovan
Margalo Gillmore ...
Lt. Cmdr. Stauton
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Anne DeMarco ...
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Arlene DeMarco ...
Williams Sister (as The De Marco Sisters)
Gene DeMarco ...
Williams Sister (as The De Marco Sisters)
Gloria DeMarco ...
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Terri DeMarco ...
Williams Sister (as The De Marco Sisters)
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Three young ladies sign up for some kind of training at a naval base. However, their greatest trouble isn't long marches or several weeks in a small boat, but their love life. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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8 August 1952 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Des jupons à l'horizon  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

Kathy Tongay, little girl with whom Esther Williams swims in one sequence, died shortly before her sixth birthday just a year after film was released, after suffering fatal internal injuries when her swimming coach father instructed her to make a dive from a 33-foot-high platform in Florida. (Kathy's older brother Russell "Bubba" also appears in the movie sequence; the brother/sister team performed as The Aquatots.) Following the tragic dive, their father was sentenced to 10 years on child-endangerment related charges. See more »

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WAVE Instructor: Young! Turn in your water wings!
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References The Great Caruso (1951) See more »

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What Makes a Wave?
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Ralph Blane
Performed by The DeMarco Sisters and Esther Williams
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Close to my heart
2 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Apparently I must be the only one that loves this movie and everything about it. As a child I watched nothing but musicals and I had many favorites. They didn't all have to be perfect but each one was very special to me in their own unique way. "Skirts Ahoy" is one of my all time top favorites and I use to watch it over and over. I use to entertain everyone with my quotes and humorous reenactments of the musical scenes. "Skirts Ahoy" stood out to me as different from the rest and to me there was something very special about it. I think there is so much humor in this movie and a very real side of relationships and life lessons. This movie is very dear to my heart and I haven't seen it in so long. For everyone that dislikes this movie, please let me know if it is ever on TV and I will be happy as a clam to sit and enjoy every second of it while everyone else goes to bed ;)


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