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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 ...
The Williams Sisters
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)
Jeff Donnell ...
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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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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Final feature film of veteran director Sidney Lanfield. 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 »

Soundtracks

Hold Me Close to You
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Ralph Blane
Performed by Billy Eckstine
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31 May 2004 | by (Montreal) – See all my reviews

This post-WWII film is very dated. The women recruits sing a song about how 'women are nothing without a man'. If you can put this sort of sentiment in the context that it was created, this film has a few things to recommend it. There are a few good musical numbers, and lots of camp humour. It's hilarious that none of the military personnel are ever shown doing anything remotely militant. The Navy is depicted as a social event, with shows, synchronized swimming, dating, hijinks.

The DeMarco Sisters contribute a few nice moments to this brief, shallow movie. They harmonize nicely, and perform with enthusiasm.

The movie is a mildly entertaining snapshot of the early Fifties, when America was still preoccupied with the war even while it was starting to focus its gaze on the changing relationship between the sexes.


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