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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Grover Martin
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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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It's more fun than marriage.

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18 August 1963 (USA)  »

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Eine kitzlige Sache  »

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

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When "Uncle" Cy is shooting at the balloons, he gets down to one last big red balloon, with Key's head right behind it. In the next shot of Grover and Key, there are now three balloons, one big orange one and two smaller pink ones 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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It is (literally) the same old story everywhere!
14 July 2011 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Perky, pretty San Diego widow with shapely legs attracts the attention of a bachelor Commander with the US Navy. The fact she has three rowdy young boys doesn't seem to bother him; rather, he's anxious to become a father to this happy brood, while the kids work overtime trying to fix Mom up with the uniformed catch. Breezy comedy with familiar ingredients seems to take place in La-La Land--a plastic paradise--wherein an unmarried man cannot come to the aid of an unmarried woman without coy romance hanging in the air. Shirley Jones (perhaps substituting for Doris Day or Debbie Reynolds) is convincing as a young mother, but she seems a bit tense with Gig Young, who looks nonplussed throughout. Better are the alternate couple, a frisky Red Buttons and Carolyn Jones. The prolonged finale--with Shirley's youngest taking off over the city by way of some helium-filled balloons--is probably the most memorable aspect of the picture, not the characters nor the love story. ** from ****


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