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A Girl in Every Port (1928)

Two sailors with a rivalry over chasing women become friends. But when one decides to finally settle down, will this mysterious young women come between them?

Director:

Howard Hawks

Writers:

Howard Hawks, James Kevin McGuinness (screen story) (as James K. McGuinness) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Victor McLaglen ... Spike Madden
Louise Brooks ... Marie / Mam'selleGodiva - Girl in Marseille
Robert Armstrong ... Bill / Salami
Maria Alba ... Maria Buenjolla / Chiquita - Girl in Rio de Janeiro (as Maria Casajuana)
Francis McDonald ... Circus Manager
Leila Hyams ... Widow in San Pedro, Belize
Natalie Joyce Natalie Joyce ... Girl #3 in Panama City
Eileen Sedgwick ... Girl Cyclist in Amsterdam (as Gretel Yoltz)
Michael Visaroff ... Maria Buenjolla's Lover
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Two sailors with a rivalry over chasing women become friends. But when one decides to finally settle down, will this mysterious young women come between them?

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You'll Like This One!---It's a rollicking, jolly, happy picture---a laugh all the way. See more »


Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Release Date:

26 February 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Girl in Every Port See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the original credits, Panama City is generically referred to as Central America, the exception of naming the locations by the port city's name. See more »

Goofs

Spike Madden consults his little black addresses book at each port, and we see close-ups of the pages with names, addresses and notes. When he crosses out Maria Buenjolla's name, the page is as large as his pencil-holding hand, out of proportion to the pocket book seen earlier. By WesternOne. See more »

Quotes

Spike Madden: I remember! This is the place - and she's got a figure like an eel!
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Alternate Versions

The more complete version known today runs under 79 minutes, yet it lacks scenes with actresses that were named as part of 10 girls in different ports, in Fox's promotional flyer, some of whom were worth mention, by name or character, from viewers and reviewers in different countries. This may be the result of censorship, that changed the name of Madden's rival in love, from Salami to Bill - as Spike and Salami made it too obvious of a sexual innuendo. There is even a shorter version, possibly from the TCM archives, being shown in film festivals that runs under 64 minutes. See more »

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Referenced in Arena: Louise Brooks (1986) See more »

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All In All A Nice Movie
13 August 1999 | by Louise-14See all my reviews

A Girl In Every Port is a nice comedy equiped with laughs, betrayal, lust and fighting. It is about two sailors and their adventures with women. As one character finds his girls being stolen leaving the infamous heart and anchor on all of his women. Love interest in this movie is Mam'selle Godiva/ Tessie, played by Louise Brooks. A circus diver she enters the film late in the movie. She fiens interest in one of the friends, trying to seduce the other. A predatory character, Tessie is a nice addition to this film. Which without could have become just another non-convincing comedy. I enjoyed this film mainly because of Brooks. All in all a nice movie.


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