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All Ashore (1953)

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

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Cast

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Francis 'Moby' Dickerson
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Joe Carter
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Gay Night
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Skip Edwards
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Jane Stanton
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Nancy Flynn
Fay Roope ...
Commodore Stanton
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Rose
Rica Owen ...
Dotty
Patricia Edwards ...
Susie (as Patricia Walker)
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Sheriff Billings (as Edwin Parker)
Dick Crockett ...
Charlie - Security Guard
Frank Kreig ...
Arthur Barnaby
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Hugo - Bartender
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Lucretia
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Three sailors finally get some shore leave, and go in search of fun and girls.

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shore leave | sailor | See All (2) »

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

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Comedy | Musical

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3 March 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

In jedem Hafen eine Braut  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Final feature film appearances of Ray McDonald and Peggy Ryan. See more »

Soundtracks

I Lay Down My Arms
("opera bouffe" dream sequence)
Music by Fred Karger
Lyrics by Robert Wells
Performed by Mickey Rooney and Barbara Bates (operatic voices dubbed)
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A Costello With Two Abbotts
23 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

All Ashore is this light musical from Columbia Pictures that I think was made to give Catalina Island tourism a big push. I wouldn't be surprised if Harry Cohn didn't have some business interests there.

The male leads were two guys on the downward slope of their careers, Dick Haymes and Ray McDonald, and Mickey Rooney who was trying to transition to adult star and shed his Andy Hardy image. The female leads are Barbara Bates, Jody Laurence, and in her final film Peggy Ryan.

The sailors on leave musical is something that has been done and redone into several incarnations. Off the top of my head I can think of such films as Follow the Fleet, Hit the Deck, Anchors Aweigh, and On the Town, all of which are better than All Ashore. Then again these musicals had scores written by such folks as Vincent Youmans, Irving Berlin, Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn, and Leonard Bernstein. The score here by Fred Karger and Robert Wells is singularly unmemorable.

The performers all have done better material themselves. Mickey Rooney had a role written for him that made him like Lou Costello constantly being taken advantage of by a pair of Abbotts in McDonald and Haymes. What was great for Costello doesn't quite work for the Mick.

All Ashore is all right, but hardly a nautical treasure.


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