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Three Sailors and a Girl (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 23 November 1953 (USA)
Three navy men run into a shady producer who convinces them to invest into his new show. When they meet the show's female star attraction, they're sold. Have they become the latest showbiz players or just three more suckers?

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'Choirboy' Jones
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Twitch
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Joe Woods
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Emilio Rossi
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Faye Foss
Archer MacDonald ...
Melvin Webster
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B.P. Morrow - Bank President
Henry Slate ...
Hank the Sailor
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Porky
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Three navy men run into a shady producer who convinces them to invest into his new show. When they meet the show's female star attraction, they're sold. Have they become the latest showbiz players or just three more suckers?

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IT'S A BIG, HAPPY, HIP-SWINGING MUSICAL WING-DING! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Powell's off-screen romance with Gene Nelson ended her marriage, but Nelson's wife refused to give him a divorce. In 1973 Nelson directed her to the made-for-TV movie "The Letters." See more »

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Marine: [tapping him on the shoulder] Pardon me, Mr. Woods.
Joe Woods: [without turning round] Yeah?
Marine: I'm with the Marine outfit that's backing the show and I, I hear the Navy is taking your leading man tonight.
Joe Woods: Don't worry about it, I'll get another.
Marine: I know. That's what I wanted to talk to you about, Sir. You see, I was wondering if, maybe you could er... what I mean to say is, you see I used to be with the circus once and friends of mine think that I have great deal of, well I don't mean to sound conceited, I was....
Joe Woods: [...]
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Version of The Butter and Egg Man (1928) See more »

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The Japanese Sandman
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Music by Richard A. Whiting
Played when Penny and Choirboy are dancing at the nightclub
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Pleasant, Familiar and Forgettable
25 May 2011 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

An American submarine docks for shore leave in New York City. The sailors decide to invest their money in a Broadway musical, instead of spending it on women. The presence of Jack Larson and Merv Griffin among the sailors somehow makes this seem more plausible. The "Three Sailors…" of the title are singer Gordon MacRae (as "Choirboy" Jones), dancer Gene Nelson (as "Twitch"), and rotund comedian Jack E. Leonard (as "Porky"). They meet promising musical comedy star Jane Powell (as Penny Weston), "…and a Girl" completes the title. She wears some sexy costumes, to show off her hourglass figure. Also watch for the service station dance solo from Mr. Nelson.

**** Three Sailors and a Girl (11/23/53) Roy Del Ruth ~ Jane Powell, Gordon MacRae, Gene Nelson, Jack E. Leonard


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