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The Lady Takes a Sailor (1949)

Jennifer Smith heads a "Consumer Reports"-type company and her reputation for honesty is her greatest asset. While out boating one day she encounters a secret prototype submarine piloted by... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writers:

Everett Freeman (screenplay), Jerome Gruskin (story "The Octopus and Miss Smith") (as Jerry Gruskin) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jane Wyman ... Jennifer Smith
Dennis Morgan ... Bill Craig
Eve Arden ... Susan Wayne
Robert Douglas ... John Tyson
Allyn Joslyn ... Ralph Whitcomb
Tom Tully ... Henry Duckworth
Lina Romay ... Racquel Riviera
William Frawley ... Oliver Harker
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Jennifer Smith heads a "Consumer Reports"-type company and her reputation for honesty is her greatest asset. While out boating one day she encounters a secret prototype submarine piloted by Bill Craig. Trying to explain her absence after her boat sinks becomes very difficult as Bill and his cohorts attempt to discredit her story. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1950 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Até Parece Mentira See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 15, 1950 with Jane Wyman and Dennis Morgan reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

When the paint brush flips up into Tyson's face, the fishing line used is visible on the front of his jacket. See more »

Quotes

John Tyson: Well, I've always thought of myself as a man's man.
Susan Wayne: Who want's to be a man's man? Where's the fun in that?
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Connections

Referenced in Sinatra: All or Nothing at All: Part 1 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Kiss Me Sweet
(uncredited)
Music by Milton Drake
Played when Jennifer is going through Bill's car
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Bad to worse when it tries to do slapstick
3 May 2002 | by mdonathSee all my reviews

Wyman is fine and Arden does her usual duty, but the rest is an awful mess. The main flaw is very weak plot is all over the place. First we're in Wyman's potentially interesting workplace that, after a big setup, we'll never see again. Then we have the ridiculously stupid underwater tractor where our two leads meet. After that we just have dumb slapstick and unwitty dialogue. The pacing is terrible, nothing makes sense, and there's little chemistry with the love angle. Give it a miss.


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