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Skirts Ahoy! (1952)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical | 8 August 1952 (Netherlands)
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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Whitney Young
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Mary Kate Yarbrough
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Una Yancy
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Lt. Cmdr. Paul Elcott
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Dick Hallson
Billy Eckstine ...
Billy Eckstein
Dean Miller ...
Archie O'Conovan
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Lt. Cmdr. Stauton
The DeMarco Sisters ...
The Williams Sisters
Anne DeMarco ...
Williams sister (as The De Marco Sisters)
Arlene DeMarco ...
Williams Sister (as The De Marco Sisters)
Gloria DeMarco ...
Williams Sister (as The De Marco Sisters)
Jeanette DeMarco ...
Williams Sister (as The De Marco Sisters)
Terri DeMarco ...
Williams Sister (as The De Marco Sisters)
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Lt. Giff
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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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Comedy | Musical

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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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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Kathy Tongay, the little girl with whom Esther Williams swims in one sequence, died shortly before her sixth birthday just a year after the 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 (her older brother, Russell 'Bubba' Tongay, also appears in the sequence; the brother/sister team performed as The Aquatots). Following the tragic dive, their father was sentenced to ten years in prison on child-endangerment related charges. See more »

Quotes

WAVE Instructor: Young! Turn in your water wings!
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Soundtracks

What Makes a Wave?
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Ralph Blane
Performed by The DeMarco Sisters and Esther Williams
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A dull musical, as dull as the Pasternak musicals at MGM.
20 February 1999 | by (San José, Costa Rica) – See all my reviews

A very dull musical, not comparable with what director Sidney Lanfield had made at 20th.Century Fox in the thirties. No wonder this was his last picture. An example of the difference between what the Freed unit and the Pasternak unit were doing at MGM at the time. Of course, Esther Williams was as beautiful as ever.


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