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All Ashore (1953)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical | 3 March 1953 (USA)
Three sailors finally get some shore leave, and go in search of fun and girls.


Richard Quine


Blake Edwards (story), Robert Wells (story) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rooney ... Francis 'Moby' Dickerson
Dick Haymes ... Joe Carter
Peggy Ryan ... Gay Night
Ray McDonald ... Skip Edwards
Barbara Bates ... Jane Stanton
Jody Lawrance ... Nancy Flynn
Fay Roope Fay Roope ... Commodore Stanton
Jean Willes ... Rose
Rica Owen Rica Owen ... Dotty
Patricia Edwards Patricia Edwards ... Susie (as Patricia Walker)
Eddie Parker ... Sheriff Billings (as Edwin Parker)
Dick Crockett Dick Crockett ... Charlie - Security Guard
Frank Kreig Frank Kreig ... Arthur Barnaby
Ben Welden ... Hugo - Bartender
Gloria Pall ... Lucretia


Three sailors finally get some shore leave, and go in search of fun and girls.

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GOBS OF SONGS! OCEANS OF MOONLIGHT ROMANCES! (original print ad - all caps)


Comedy | Musical


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Release Date:

3 March 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In jedem Hafen eine Braut See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Final feature film appearances of Ray McDonald and Peggy Ryan. See more »


Boy Meets Girl / Catalina
Music by Fred Karger
Lyrics by Robert Wells
Performed by Dick Haymes, Ray McDonald, Mickey Rooney, Peggy Ryan, Jody Lawrance, Barbara Bates, and beach party chorus
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Maybe the third time would have been the charm
26 September 2008 | by lzf0See all my reviews

This is the second Columbia service comedy produced by the combined efforts of Richard Quine, Blake Edwards and Mickey Rooney. In their first service comedy, "Sound Off", Rooney is his familiar cocky self, but is somewhat restrained. This time around, Rooney is made the patsy, having Dick Haymes and Ray McDonald as his con artist buddies. Sailor films featuring three sailors became the rage with the success on "On the Town", both on Broadway and on the screen. But there is no point in having three sailors here. The only difference between the Haymes and McDonald characters is that Haymes is a singer (his dancing is laughable) and McDonald is a dancer (who can carry a melody). Their characters have no depth or likability. Rooney's character is sympathetic and well written, but it's not for Rooney. He's out of his element. Usually, Rooney is the confident con man who has to defeat the obstacles. This would have been better played by Danny Kaye, Red Skelton, Donald O'Connor or even Arnold Stang. As always, Rooney handles the physical comedy beautifully, and he is permitted to overact. Quine's direction of Rooney is an improvement over "Sound Off". The writing by Qunie and Edwards is also an improvement, with broader situations. Fred Karger's songs are pleasant and an improvement over the songs in "Sound Off". However, the script and the direction kill off a great pay-off gag to end the film. I saw it coming, Quine hints at it, but then softens the finish. Had they continued to work together, the Quine-Edwards-Rooney team might have come up with some comic winners. They all have the skills and their two films have much potential. The first film misses the mark, but this one has much more going for it, with the exception of Rooney's characterization.

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