All Ashore (1953)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  3 March 1953 (USA)
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Three sailors finally get some shore leave, and go in search of fun and girls.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Haymes ...
Ray McDonald ...
Jody Lawrance ...
Fay Roope ...
Jean Willes ...
Rica Owen ...
Patricia Edwards ...
Susie (as Patricia Walker)
Eddie Parker ...
Sheriff Billings (as Edwin Parker)
Dick Crockett ...
Charlie - Security Guard
Frank Kreig ...
Hugo, the Bartender


Three sailors finally get some shore leave, and go in search of fun and girls.

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GOBS OF SONGS! OCEANS OF MOONLIGHT ROMANCES! (original print ad - all caps)


Comedy | Musical


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Release Date:

3 March 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

In jedem Hafen eine Braut  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


I Love No One But You
Music by Fred Karger
Lyrics by Robert Wells
Performed by Peggy Ryan, Ray McDonald, Mickey Rooney and Dick Haymes
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fast-moving little gem
19 October 2008 | by (California, U.S.) – See all my reviews

As someone else wrote, this film is surprisingly tuneful. LOTS of musical numbers, and almost every one is catchy and hummable. The only negative in the film is a tedious dream sequence of dueling knights. Fortunately, it only lasts five minutes. Interesting to see Barbara Bates, looking much more beautiful than in her famous appearance at the end of "All About Eve."

The Technicolor photography is gorgeous, and the Catalina locations are fun to see. All the people in the many crowd scenes, such as one at a big dance hall, are extremely good-looking and well-dressed. Dick Haymes had one of the all-time great voices, and there is a jazzy dance number by a surprisingly sexy Peggy Ryan (who doesn't play a sexy part in the rest of the picture), and her partner Ray McDonald, that is absolutely dynamite. Peggy was one hell of a dancer.

For those who appreciate lighthearted musicals of the early 50's, highly recommended.

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