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The Girls of Pleasure Island (1953)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  1 April 1953 (USA)
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In the spring of 1945, World War II is coming to a close. Roger Halyard, a dignified, strait-laced Englishmen, lives on a South Sea atoll with his three daughters, Gloria, Hester and Violet... See full summary »

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Roger Halyard
Don Taylor ...
Lt. Jimmy Gilmartin
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Capt. Beaton
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Thelma
Dorothy Bromiley ...
Gloria Halyard
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Hester Halyard
Joan Elan ...
Violet Halyard
Peter Baldwin ...
Pvt. Henry Smith
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Col. Reade
Barry Bernard ...
Wilkinson
Arthur Gould-Porter ...
Rev. Bates
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In the spring of 1945, World War II is coming to a close. Roger Halyard, a dignified, strait-laced Englishmen, lives on a South Sea atoll with his three daughters, Gloria, Hester and Violet, along with the housekeeper, Thelma, who has raised the girls since childhood. Other than their father, the girls have never seen another man. Halyard is informed that 1500 U.S. Marines will soon arrive to establish an air base on the island. Halyard is rather apprehensive over the prospect of his daughters, who have never met another man, being thrown together with 1500 Marines who haven't seen a woman in months. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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1 April 1953 (USA)  »

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3 flickor och 1500 sjömän  »

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1500 men and three girls!
14 September 2008 | by (Fairfax, VA) – See all my reviews

No, despite the title it's not x-rated, but rather a wholesome tale of 1500 U.S. Army men arriving to establish a base on a strategic little Pacific island presided over by an expatriate Briton (Genn) and his three nubile daughters and housekeeper. All (romantic) hell breaks loose when the oldest and the youngest very quickly decide which man to attach themselves to, while the middle girl intends to play the field, aggressively teasing and flirting with many. Even the housekeeper (Lanchester)gets some admirers. Don Taylor is ingratiating as the handsome American lead man, and Audrey Dalton his love interest with whom he deeply falls in love under uncertain conditions.. An altogether charming, light comedy and romance outing which will please most viewers.


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