Although allergic to kissing girls, Seaman Melvin Jones, through a fluke TV appearance, gets the undeserved reputation of a great kisser dubbed "Mr. Temptation" and is pursued by amorous young females.


Hal Walker


James B. Allardice (screenplay) (as James Allardice), Martin Rackin (screenplay) | 4 more credits »





Complete credited cast:
Dean Martin ... Al Crowthers
Jerry Lewis ... Melvin Jones
Corinne Calvet ... Corinne Calvet
Marion Marshall ... Hilda Jones
Robert Strauss ... CPO Lardoski
Leif Erickson ... Cmdr. Lane
Don Wilson ... Mr. Chubby
Vince Edwards ... Blayden (as Vincent Edwards)
Skip Homeier ... Mac
Dan Barton Dan Barton ... 'Bama
Mike Mahoney Mike Mahoney ... Tiger
Mary Treen ... Ginger


Because of a misunderstanding Melvin Jones is inducted into the Navy despite his numerous allergies. When appearing on a TV show sponsored by a lipstick manufacturer, fluke circumstances cause him to be perceived as an irresistibly great kisser by viewers, and he is undeservedly hyped in the media as "Mr. Temptation." His shipmates bet their pay that he can get Corinne Calvet, a sexy French chanteuse, to kiss him. Despite his allergy toward kissing girls, he tries not to let them down even though it threatens his relationship with girlfriend Hilda. Written by duke1029

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Marion Marshall had toiled as a chorus girl at 20th Century-Fox from 1947 to 1951, at which point she was tapped by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis to portray the distaff romantic interest in three of their films at Paramount: "That's My Boy" (1951), "The Stooge" (1951) and "Sailor Beware" (1952). See more »


The men are all entering the submarine through a hatch. Each drops his bag down and then climbs down himself. Al and Melvin are toward the front of the line, but after they go down, not another single seaman follows them and they're all alone heading off to look for their bunks. See more »


Melvin Jones: Lose something?
Naval Doctor: No, but I think you did. Where's your heart?
Melvin Jones: You're the doctor.
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Referenced in Martin and Lewis (2002) See more »


Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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That whiny voice, like scratching a chalkboard...
18 March 2010 | by jazza923See all my reviews

56/100. This is one of the better films in the Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis pairings, but that's not saying much. If you can stomach Jerry Lewis' brand of humor you will likely love this. As for me, it was difficult to sit through the silliness. I find Jerry Lewis so irritating, and he seems to think he is so funny visually through body movements, but he sure could take some lessons from Charlie Chaplin. I guess since I am not French I am missing something here. It is at times quite funny, but usually when Jerry Lewis isn't involved, Dean Martin sings some good songs and does a competent job. His whiny voice is nerve wracking. Robert Strauss is good in a supporting role.

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Release Date:

9 February 1952 (USA) See more »

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At Sea with the Navy See more »

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Wallis-Hazen See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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