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Sailor Beware (1952)

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.

Director:

Hal Walker

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

Complete credited cast:
Dean Martin ... Al Crowthers
Jerry Lewis ... Melvin Jones
Corinne Calvet ... Corinne Calvet
Marion Marshall 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
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Storyline

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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Man the laugh-preservers ... lower the roar-boats ! Everybody's going overboard ... for Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

At Sea with the Navy See more »

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Production Co:

Wallis-Hazen See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This was the fifth film collaboration of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, who would make 16 movies together before their partnership's end. See more »

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Near the beginning of the film, the recruiting officer gets squirted and the stain jumps around 3 or 4 times. See more »

Quotes

Naval Doctor: [Unable to find a heartbeat] Be a good boy now and tell the doctor where your heart is.
Melvin Jones: You'll find out. I'm no stool pigeon.
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NEVER BEFORE
Lyrics by Mack David
Music by Jerry Livingston
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Sailor Beware is another highly enjoyable Martin & Lewis vehicle
19 August 2011 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This is another Martin & Lewis movie I watched on YouTube. In this one, they become sailors-Jerry because he needs a sea vacation to cure his ailments, Dean because having been rejected several times, the standards are now lowered. With this one, two previous leading ladies return-Marion Marshall, who was with Dean in That's My Boy, gets Jerry this time and Corinne Calvet, who had to compete with Diana Lynn in My Friend Irma Goes West, gets Dean to herself playing herself. Lewis is mostly funny when by himself though he and Dean have a hilarious conversation before a boxing scene. They also share a couple of funny numbers with the second one showcasing their tap dancing talents. There's also an appearance by then-big star Betty Hutton and one from upcoming star James Dean. And, since I like to mention whenever a player from my favorite movie It's a Wonderful Life appears, Mary Treen has a few amusing moments as Ms. Calvet's assistant. This was also the first time Lewis did an Asian stereotype which I didn't find funny though I did like it when he danced with those Hawaiian natives. Oh, and it's always nice to see Don Wilson outside of "The Jack Benny Program". So on that note, I highly recommend Sailor Beware.


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