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Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Romance | June 1944 (USA)
A sailor helps two sisters start up a service canteen. The sailor soon becomes taken with gorgeous sister Jean, unaware that her sibling Patsy is also in love with him.

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writers:

Richard Connell (original screenplay), Gladys Lehman (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Van Johnson ... John Dyckman Brown III
June Allyson ... Patsy Deyo
Gloria DeHaven ... Jean Deyo
José Iturbi ... José Iturbi
Jimmy Durante ... Billy Kipp
Gracie Allen ... Gracie Allen
Lena Horne ... Lena Horne
Harry James ... Harry James
Xavier Cugat ... Xavie Cugat
Tom Drake ... Frank Miller
Henry Stephenson ... John Dyckman Brown I
Henry O'Neill ... John Dyckman Brown II
Ben Blue ... Ben Blue
Carlos Ramírez ... Carlos Ramirez
Frank Sully ... Marine Sergeant
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Storyline

A sailor helps two sisters start up a service canteen. The sailor soon becomes taken with gorgeous sister Jean, unaware that her sibling Patsy is also in love with him. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Taglines:

M-G-M's Ship-Shapely Musical

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Two Sisters and a Sailor See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,420,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Singer Buddy Moreno joined Harry James and His Orchestra in 1943 and appears in this film (uncredited) as the vocalist of "You, Dear" during the dream sequence and during the finale reprise of "Sweet and Lovely" at the very end. The same year, he also appeared with the James Orchestra in Bathing Beauty (1944) singing "I'll Take the High Note". See more »

Quotes

Frank Miller: I'm taking over. You sing, I'll do the work.
Jean Deyo: Work? A Sergeant?
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Crazy Credits

The background for the opening credits is a drawing of a stage with part of the proscenium arch and curtain visible on the left side of the screen. As each credit is shown a caricature representing that person or persons appears on the stage near the bottom of the screen. See more »

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Soundtracks

Overture
(1944) (uncredited)
Written by Sammy Fain
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Stellar Cast -- Meandering Movie
14 July 2008 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Considering the talent involved, the movie should be better than it is. What's needed is a lot more bounce and about twenty minutes less of the romantic guessing game, which drags along too much of the time. Too bad we don't get more of the sparkle and zip of the Young Man with a Horn number. Allyson really comes alive during those moments. Durante is of course Durante lending his inimitable style of pizazz, while the baby-faced De Haven shines, along with Johnson who really deserves more screen time. The love-struck soldier is a novel touch for a movie of this type, though somewhat creepy at times. And what in the heck does the subplot of the two elderly gentlemen do other than meander a story-line that's already too drawn-out. Note how high-brow musicians Albert Coates and Jose Iturbi do musical spots. Having the classically trained making guest appearances was not unusual for popular musicals of the time. I suppose producers thought this would broaden audience appeal. Anyway it's a good chance to scope out Harry James at his peak and vintage Lena Horne. Fortunately, the kids themselves would go on to bigger and better things.


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