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Three Sailors and a Girl (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 23 November 1953 (USA)
Three navy men run into a shady producer who convinces them to invest into his new show. When they meet the show's female star attraction, they're sold. Have they become the latest showbiz players or just three more suckers?

Director:

Roy Del Ruth

Writers:

Roland Kibbee (screenplay), Devery Freeman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jane Powell ... Penny Weston
Gordon MacRae ... 'Choirboy' Jones
Gene Nelson ... Twitch
Sam Levene ... Joe Woods
George Givot ... Emilio Rossi
Veda Ann Borg ... Faye Foss
Archer MacDonald Archer MacDonald ... Melvin Webster
Raymond Greenleaf ... B.P. Morrow - Bank President
Henry Slate Henry Slate ... Hank the Sailor
Jack E. Leonard ... Porky
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Three navy men run into a shady producer who convinces them to invest into his new show. When they meet the show's female star attraction, they're sold. Have they become the latest showbiz players or just three more suckers?

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The gobs blow in with a wad of dough and back a dreamboat in a Broadway show! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

3 Sailors and a Girl See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the play of the same title by George S. Kaufman which opened on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St., on September 23, 1925 and ran for 243 performances. This is the last of six film adaptations of the play released from 1928 to 1953. See more »

Quotes

Marine: [tapping him on the shoulder] Pardon me, Mr. Woods.
Joe Woods: [without turning round] Yeah?
Marine: I'm with the Marine outfit that's backing the show and I, I hear the Navy is taking your leading man tonight.
Joe Woods: Don't worry about it, I'll get another.
Marine: I know. That's what I wanted to talk to you about, Sir. You see, I was wondering if, maybe you could er... what I mean to say is, you see I used to be with the circus once and friends of mine think that I have great deal of, well I don't mean to sound conceited, I was....
Joe Woods: [...]
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Connections

Version of Dance Charlie Dance (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Face to Face
(uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Jane Powell
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First-rate second-rate musical
1 August 2017 | by marcslopeSee all my reviews

Warners borrowed Jane Powell from MGM in 1953 and put her in a Doris Day kind of role, as an up- and-coming Broadway leading lady starring in Sam Levene's not-very-integrated-looking musical. Together they charm sailors Gordon MacRae, Gene Nelson, and Jack E. Leonard (trying to be Jackie Gleason, the Fat Funny One) into investing, and turn an out-of-town flop into a Broadway smash. Not an original story by any means, but it's lively, and the Sammy Fain-Sammy Cahn songs are good. It seems stinting of the screenwriters not to write in a girlfriend for Nelson, who has two spectacular tap numbers, and the no-name supporting characters (Georges Givot as a temperamental Ezio Pinza-like basso, somebody else as the sarcastic secretary, somebody else as the doofus playwright) don't have much interesting to do. But the songs and dances are really lively, and it's a chance to see Levene playing a Nathan Detroit-like schemer at the top of his form. MGM was making better musicals, even Warners was, but this one's an unpretentious good time.


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