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Gobs and Gals (1952)

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Cast overview:
George Bernard George Bernard ... Sparks Johnson / Mabel Mansfield
Bert Bernard Bert Bernard ... Salty Conners / Myrtle Mansfield
Robert Hutton ... Lt. Steven F. Smith
Cathy Downs ... Betty Lou Prentice
Gordon Jones ... CPO Mike Donovan
Florence Marly ... Soyna DuBois
Leon Belasco ... Peter
Emory Parnell ... Senator Prentice
Leonid Kinskey ... Ivan
Tommy Rettig ... Bertram
Minerva Urecal ... Mrs. Pursell
Olin Howland ... Conductor (as Olin Howlin)
Donald MacBride ... Cmdr. J.E. Gerrens
Henry Kulky Henry Kulky ... Boris
Marie Blake ... Bertram's Mother
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ALL ABOARD FOR A FUN SPREE! (original print ad - all caps)

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

1 May 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cruising Casanovas See more »

Company Credits

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in Rubberface (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

East Indian Polka
(uncredited)
Written by Jack Elliott
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Of Curiosity Value
9 October 2012 | by JohnHowardReidSee all my reviews

Any movie with Florence Marly is a good movie. Although she is billed sixth in the official cast list, Florence is far more prominently featured in many of Republic's posters (particularly the one sheet, the three sheet and the six sheet) than any other members of the cast, including the Bernard Brothers themselves. Certainly her role is by no means large (she doesn't come into the action until it's three-quarters over), but she alone makes the movie worth viewing. The Bernard Brothers may have been a wow on the stage (they were the first Americans to star in a West End pantomime, namely "Cinderella", and were then held over at the London Palladium to top a variety bill with Eleanort Powell) but their movie appeal is, to say the least, limited. Dull direction by Bud Springsteen doesn't boost the movie's stocks any either. (The director was always billed as R.G. Springsteen, but everyone from Republic's gatemen to President Herbert J. Yates called him, "Bud". There was none of this "Mr Springsteen wants quiet on the set" nonsense. It was always, "Bud would like you to stand over here. He'll be with you in a moment!")

ADDITIONAL CREDITS: Set decorators: John McCarthy, Jr., George Milo. Make-up supervisor: Bob Mark, Hair styles: Peggy Gray. Special effects: Howard and Theodore Lydecker. Optical effects: Consolidated Film Industries. Sound: T.A. Carman and Howard Wilson. "East Indian Polka" (sung as "Maiden from Bali" by the Bernard Brothers) composed by Jack Elliott for Victor Young Publications, Inc.


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