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The Sailor Takes a Wife (1945)

Approved | | Comedy | 28 December 1945 (USA)
While waiting in New York City to ship out to Europe, a sailor stops by a serviceman's canteen and meets a USO hostess. They immediately fall for each other and get married that night. ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Whorf
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Cast

Credited cast:
Robert Walker ... John Hill
June Allyson ... Mary Hill
Hume Cronyn ... Freddie Potts
Audrey Totter ... Lisa Borescu
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Harry
Reginald Owen ... Mr. Amboy
Gerald Oliver Smith Gerald Oliver Smith ... Gerald - Freddie's Butler
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johnny Lane Johnny Lane ... June A's Dance partnerr
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While waiting in New York City to ship out to Europe, a sailor stops by a serviceman's canteen and meets a USO hostess. They immediately fall for each other and get married that night. However, when the sailor is notified that he has been reclassified as 4-F (unfit for service) by the Navy and then discharged, he and his new wife realize that, having to set up house before they expected to, they actually know very little about each other. Complications ensue. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

FOR BETTER...OR WORSE...IT'S THE HILARIOUS SIDE OF MARRIAGE! (original print ad - all caps)

Genres:

Comedy

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Trivia

This film was a hit at the box office, earning MGM a profit of $683,000 according to studio records. See more »

Goofs

When John Hill is trying to open the davenport that is supposed to fold out into a bed, it keeps closing on him, to comic effect. When he tries to spread a sheet over the mattress, the wire extending from the back of the davenport to the front edge that keeps pulling it closed is visible. See more »

Quotes

John Hill: Do you mind if I smoke?
Lisa Borescu: Please do.
John Hill: Would you like one? It'll settle your nerves.
Lisa Borescu: Merci.
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Breezy June Allyson Comedy Romance
5 May 2019 | by drednmSee all my reviews

This was June Allyson's first starring role without another big name female like Hedy Lamarr or Lucille Ball sharing top billing. She stars here with Robert Walker as a couple who marry impetuously while WW II is raging. When he's suddenly declared 4F, they have to quickly adjust to each other and married life.

They end up in an empty apartment where nothing works and become immediately ensnared with a conniving Romanian refugee (Audrey Totter) and Allyson's scheming boss (Hume Cronyn) in a series of comic situations. Also on hand is Eddie Anderson as the apartment building's superintendent.

All five stars are in top form. There's also Reginald Owen as a plastics manufacturer and Chester Clute as the bemused nightclub goer. In a way it's like an early version of BAREFOOT IN THE PARK.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

For Better, For Worse See more »

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Budget:

$1,012,000 (estimated)
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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