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Sailor's Lady (1940)

Approved | | Comedy | 5 July 1940 (USA)
Sailor (Hall) is going to marry his girlfriend (Kelly) when he returns, but she becomes foster mother to baby whose parents are accidentally killed. The baby is accidentally left on board a... See full summary »

Director:

Allan Dwan

Writers:

Frederick Hazlitt Brennan (screenplay), Lou Breslow (additional dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nancy Kelly ... Sally Gilroy
Jon Hall ... Danny Malone
Joan Davis ... Myrtle
Dana Andrews ... Scrappy Wilson
Mary Nash ... Miss Purvis
Buster Crabbe ... Rodney (as Larry Crabbe)
Kay Aldridge ... Georgine (as Katharine Aldridge)
Harry Shannon ... Father McGann
Wally Vernon ... Goofer
Bruce Hampton Bruce Hampton ... Skipper
Charles D. Brown Charles D. Brown ... Capt. Roscoe
Selmer Jackson ... Executive Officer
Edgar Dearing ... Chief Master-of-Arms
Edmund MacDonald ... Barnacle
William B. Davidson ... Judge Hinsdale
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Sailor (Hall) is going to marry his girlfriend (Kelly) when he returns, but she becomes foster mother to baby whose parents are accidentally killed. The baby is accidentally left on board a visiting battleship. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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sailor | navy | See All (2) »

Taglines:

50,000 SAILORS... Can't Go Wrong!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 July 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Pequena do Marujo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A cult director, a great cast, but a "B" movie nonetheless
16 July 2009 | by JohnHowardReidSee all my reviews

For the first half of its 66-minute running time, this is a forced, labored, uninspired, supremely talky, but totally unfunny "comedy". But then director Allan Dwan suddenly lifts his game by staging a rather exciting slugging match. After this bout, the script improves as well by introducing the same plot theme that was later better served by "The Baby and the Battleship". This plot gimmick is also used to our advantage by enabling the introduction in quick succession of a whole fleet of familiar, but welcome faces. Alas, the fun doesn't last! Aside from the sequences just mentioned, the movie as a whole has very little to recommend it. The photography is pretty ordinary; Dana Andrews is wasted in a minor role; and the heroine, as written by Frank Wead and played by Nancy Kelly, must rank as one of the least attractive ever presented in a Fox movie. Admittedly, production values are quite lavish by "B" standards, but they can do little to rescue the forced script and the unappealing leads.


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