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A Ticklish Affair (1963)

When the kids of a young widow inadvertently send an SOS while playing with their uncle Cy's Navy Signal Lamp, the Navy sends their top man to investigate and he falls for their mother.

Director:

George Sidney

Writers:

Ruth Brooks Flippen (screenplay), Barbara Luther (story "Moon Walk")
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Shirley Jones ... Amy Martin
Gig Young ... Key Weedon
Red Buttons ... Flight Officer Simon 'Uncle Cy' Shelley
Carolyn Jones ... Tandy Martin
Edgar Buchanan ... Captain Martin / Gramps
Eddie Applegate ... Yeoman Corker Bell
Edward Platt ... Captain Haven Hitchcock
Bill Mumy ... Alex Martin (as Billy Mumy)
Bryan Russell ... Luke Martin
Robert Foulk ... Policeman
Milton Frome ... Fireman
Peter Robbins Peter Robbins ... Grover Martin
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Storyline

A young widow Amy Martin with three young boys is investigated by the Navy after one of her children inadvertently sends out a distress signal in Morse code by the blinds on his upstairs bedroom window. Commander Weedon and crew observe the signal from their ship and investigates. He falls for the young mother and proposes marriage. However, she is reluctant to have her family live out of a suitcase and initially declines. Gramps tries to bring her on board to sail the sea of love with the commander. Written by alfiehitchie

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Plot Keywords:

navy | widow | mother | chance meeting | See All (4) »

Taglines:

It's more fun than marriage.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eine kitzlige Sache See more »

Filming Locations:

San Diego, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Euterpe See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Originally announced as a Jean Simmons vehicle titled "Moon Walk". See more »

Goofs

When Grover is floating around in the balloon harness towards the end of the film, when he nears a building with a brick facade, you can see a shadow of the rigging being used above the balloons on the brick wall. See more »

Quotes

Captain Hitchcock: It looks like a very nice family.
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Soundtracks

Love Is a Ticklish Affair
Written by George Stoll, Robert Van Eps, Harold Adamson
Sung by Jack Jones
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Nice family fare
4 October 2012 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

What can only be described as a sweet film, this family comedy is bright and sunny even when the situation takes a turn for the perilous.

Full of sprightly performances this is the kind of film that rarely gets made anymore and when it does is drowned in sugary sentiment.

The Jones girls, Shirley and Carolyn are both most engaging, play well off each other and look great. In Carolyn's case this might be the most attractive she ever was on screen.

As the men in their lives Gig Young get a rare chance to be the romantic lead who doesn't lose the girl in the end performing with his customary charming agility. Red Buttons provides comic relief but his character is more than that and he does it well, he and Carolyn are a surprisingly compatible couple.

A film that will leave you charmed at the conclusion this should really be more widely known.


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