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The Admiral Was a Lady (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 4 August 1950 (USA)
Ex-WAVE encounters four fun-loving, work-hating men, all of whom want to marry her.

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Albert S. Rogell
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edmond O'Brien ... Jimmy Stevens
Wanda Hendrix ... Jean Madison
Rudy Vallee ... Peter Pedigrew
Johnny Sands ... Eddie Hoff
Steve Brodie ... Mike O'Halloran - Boxer
Richard Erdman ... Oliver 'Ollie' Bonelli
Hillary Brooke ... Shirley Pedigrew
Richard Lane ... Marty Gruber
Garry Owen Garry Owen ... Watson Jones (private detective)
Fred Essler Fred Essler ... Benny
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Ex-WAVE encounters four fun-loving, work-hating men, all of whom want to marry her.

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El almirante era una dama See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Roxbury Productions Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Jimmy Stevens: She keeps putting ideas about work in the minds of my men. She's... a labor agitator!
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Incidentally, there is no admiral in this movie.
9 June 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I decided to watch this film for one reason...Edmund O'Brien. I love this guy's movies and assumed it would be pretty much like all his films of the era...tough, hard-bitten and entertaining. Imagine my surprise when this turned out to be a comedy! Edmund O'Brien in a comedy!

Jimmy (O'Brien) and his three pals who served together during WWII have an odd way of living. They work their hardest NOT to go to work in order to collect Veteran's unemployment benefits. This is a bit off putting when the film begins...four guys who are essentially scamming the system. Later, it becomes more obvious that at least some of them are suffering from what we'd term today PTSD. Well, the quartet meet up with a lady, Jean (Wanda Hendrix), who also is a vet and they take it upon themselves to show her the ropes of how to scam the system. But she doesn't want to be a professional unemployed vet and is waiting for her fiancé to meet her. The problem is, he never shows up...and so the quartet take her on a series of adventures.

As I already said, the adventures of men who have been avoiding work for five years makes this a tough sell. Many in the audience will feel annoyed at this...particularly how hard they work to avoid working. They are clearly NOT the most honorable of men. But despite this, the film is mildly interesting and makes a decent time-passer. Clearly not among O'Brien's better films and I was hoping to enjoy it much more than I did.


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