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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
Joan Evans ...
Mary Kate Yarbrough
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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
The DeMarco Sisters ...
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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 ...
Williams Sister (as The De Marco Sisters)
Terri DeMarco ...
Williams Sister (as The De Marco Sisters)
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CPO 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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8 August 1952 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Des jupons à l'horizon  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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News items and a Hollywood Reporter column noted that Vera-Ellen and Ricardo Montalban had filmed a dance sequence for the picture, but it was cut from the released film. See more »

Quotes

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

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Oh, By Jingo
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Music by Albert von Tilzer
Lyrics by Lew Brown
Performed by Debbie Reynolds and Bobby Van
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"What good is a gal without a guy?"
9 September 2013 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

SKIRTS AHOY! (1952) is musical-comedy fluff aimed mostly at a female audience, but it's not too bad. It's pleasant enough and some of the songs by Harry Warren and Ralph Blane are fun ("What Makes a Wave?", "What Good Is a Gal?"). MGM's swimming superstar Esther Williams, "Guys and Dolls" standout Vivian Blaine, and Joan Evans join the Navy to escape their man troubles. Esther Williams performs a couple of dry-land musical numbers, but the script still finds time for her to visit the pool. In one scene she's accompanied by a couple pint-sized swimming prodigies (brother and sister Russell and Kathy Tongay). Keenan Wynn, Debbie Reynolds, and Bobby Van make celebrity cameos.


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