MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 9,985 this week

A Ticklish Affair (1963)

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 297 users  
Reviews: 7 user

The SOS from the boys upstairs bedroom is made by a Navy Signal Lamp, which was a gift from Uncle Cy.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 290 titles
created 21 Nov 2011
 
a list of 1028 titles
created 26 May 2012
 
list image
a list of 488 titles
created 05 Sep 2012
 
list image
a list of 9997 titles
created 26 Nov 2013
 
a list of 1533 titles
created 09 Jun 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Ticklish Affair (1963)

A Ticklish Affair (1963) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Ticklish Affair.
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Pepe (1960)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The young Mexican Pepe's beloved horse is sold to Hollywood star Ted Holt, leading to Pepe's journey to Hollywood to get the horse back, and Pepe's encounter with half the stars working in Hollywood at the time.

Director: George Sidney
Stars: Cantinflas, Dan Dailey, Shirley Jones
Pal Joey (1957)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Joey Evans is charming, handsome, funny, talented, and a first class, A-number-one heel. When Joey meets the former chorus girl ("She used to be 'Vera...with the Vanishing Veils'") and now ... See full summary »

Director: George Sidney
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In order to get back into the good graces with his wife with whom he has had a misunderstanding, a young chemistry professor concocts a wild story that he is an undercover FBI agent. To ... See full summary »

Director: George Sidney
Stars: Tony Curtis, Dean Martin, Janet Leigh
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Jake MacIllaney will do just about anything to win the presidential election of longshoreman union Local 26. When he encounters young upright attorney Dan Cabot and Cabot's attractive wife,... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lederer
Stars: James Cagney, Shirley Jones, Roger Smith
Jeanne Eagels (1957)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The life of 1920s actress Jeanne Eagels.

Director: George Sidney
Stars: Kim Novak, Jeff Chandler, Agnes Moorehead
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Shortly after the end of World War II, British Colonel Michael 'Hooky' Nicobar is assigned to a unit in the British Zone of Vienna. His duty is to aid the Soviet authorities to repatriate ... See full summary »

Director: George Sidney
Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Ethel Barrymore, Peter Lawford
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

At a mayors convention in San Francisco, ex-longshoreman Steve Fisk meets Clarissa Standish from New England. Fisk is mayor of "Puget City" and is proud of his rough and tumble background. ... See full summary »

Director: George Sidney
Stars: Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Frank Morgan
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: George Sidney
Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Ilona Massey, José Iturbi
Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Fabius loves his beautiful but vulnerable city, Rome, and he also loves his beautiful but invulnerable fiancée, Amytis. Fascinated by the tales she has heard about Hannibal, who is about to... See full summary »

Director: George Sidney
Stars: Esther Williams, Howard Keel, Marge Champion
Fluffy (1965)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A lion gets famous.

Director: Earl Bellamy
Stars: Tony Randall, Shirley Jones, Edward Andrews
Free and Easy (1941)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Max and his father are both looking to marry wealthy women. The task would be far easier if either one of them had any money of their own. Max decides on Martha, but Martha says no when he ... See full summary »

Directors: George Sidney, Edward Buzzell
Stars: Robert Cummings, Ruth Hussey, Judith Anderson
Dark Purpose (1964)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Shirley Jones plays an innocent young American abroad (Italy, specifically), assistant to the cynically sarcastic art historian Sanders. She becomes romantically involved with Sanders' ... See full summary »

Directors: George Marshall, Vittorio Sala
Stars: Shirley Jones, Rossano Brazzi, George Sanders
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Amy Martin
...
Key Weedon
...
Flight Officer Simon 'Uncle Cy' Shelley
...
Tandy Martin
...
Captain Martin / Gramps
...
Yeoman Corker Bell
...
Captain Haven Hitchcock
...
Alex Martin (as Billy Mumy)
Bryan Russell ...
Luke Martin
Robert Foulk ...
Policeman
Milton Frome ...
Fireman
Peter Robbins ...
Grover Martin
Edit

Storyline

A young widow Amy Martin with three young boys is investigated by the Navy after one of her children inadvertently sends out a distress signal in Morse code by the blinds on his upstairs bedroom window. Commander Weedon and crew observe the signal from their ship and investigates. He falls for the young mother and proposes marriage. However, she is reluctant to have her family live out of a suitcase and initially declines. Gramps tries to bring her on board to sail the sea of love with the commander. Written by alfiehitchie

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

navy | widow | mother | chance meeting | See All (4) »

Taglines:

It's more fun than marriage.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 August 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eine kitzlige Sache  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier shown in the rescue effort at the end of the film is the U.S.S. Coral Sea (CV-43). The only other identifiable U.S. Navy ship noted is the heavy cruiser U.S.S. Helena (CA-75). See more »

Goofs

When Grover is floating around in the balloon harness towards the end of the film, when he nears a building with a brick facade, you can see a shadow of the rigging being used above the balloons on the brick wall. See more »

Quotes

Tandy Martin: You've been in drydock too long, my dear.
See more »

Soundtracks

Love Is a Ticklish Affair
Written by George Stoll, Robert Van Eps, Harold Adamson
Sung by Jack Jones
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Nice family fare
4 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What can only be described as a sweet film, this family comedy is bright and sunny even when the situation takes a turn for the perilous.

Full of sprightly performances this is the kind of film that rarely gets made anymore and when it does is drowned in sugary sentiment.

The Jones girls, Shirley and Carolyn are both most engaging, play well off each other and look great. In Carolyn's case this might be the most attractive she ever was on screen.

As the men in their lives Gig Young get a rare chance to be the romantic lead who doesn't lose the girl in the end performing with his customary charming agility. Red Buttons provides comic relief but his character is more than that and he does it well, he and Carolyn are a surprisingly compatible couple.

A film that will leave you charmed at the conclusion this should really be more widely known.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A long sleeved turtleneck and short shorts? franbee57
Riding in a 'balloon chair'? maxwell-4
Hey! It's Falcon Heene... one-highlander
Casting meileen1942
Discuss A Ticklish Affair (1963) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?