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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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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Trivia

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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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.


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