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

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Amy Martin
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Key Weedon
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Flight Officer Simon 'Uncle Cy' Shelley
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Tandy Martin
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Captain Martin / Gramps
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Yeoman Corker Bell
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Captain Haven Hitchcock
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Alex Martin (as Billy Mumy)
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Luke Martin
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Policeman
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Grover Martin
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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

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

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It's more fun than marriage.

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Comedy | Romance

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18 August 1963 (USA)  »

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Eine kitzlige Sache  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Originally announced as a Jean Simmons vehicle titled "Moon Walk". See more »

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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 »

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Captain Hitchcock: It looks like a very nice family.
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Love Is a Ticklish Affair
Written by George Stoll, Robert Van Eps, Harold Adamson
Sung by Jack Jones
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A delightful, feel-good movie
15 August 2003 | by (Goshen, IN, USA) – See all my reviews

This is one of the very few movies where Gig Young gets the girl. The casting for this movie was excellent with Carolyn Jones and Red Buttons, along with Edgar Buchanan. Shirley Jones is beautiful, as always. It is rarely shown on tv now, but if you happen to see it appear, be sure to tape it. I have it and watch it often, just for the good feelings it gives me. As a Naval officer, Gig Young is very good, acting as the protective, loving man. Red Buttons, as always, plays his part with great skill, making the movie just that much more enjoyable. I also liked the names of the characters, as they were unusual (Cy, Tandy, Key) and suited the persons who played them. Wonderful movie for a happy, contented evening's worth of watching.


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