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Oh, Sailor Behave! (1930)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | 16 August 1930 (USA)
An American newspaper reporter is sent to Venice to interview a Romanian general. While there, he falls in love with a young heiress.


Archie Mayo


Elmer Rice (play), Joseph Jackson (adaptation) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview:
Ole Olsen ... Simon (as Olsen)
Chic Johnson ... Peter (as Johnson)
Irene Delroy ... Nanette Dodge
Charles King ... Charlie Carroll
Lowell Sherman ... Prince Kosloff
Vivien Oakland ... Kunegundi
Noah Beery ... Romanian General
Lotti Loder ... Louisa
Charles Judels ... De Medici
Elise Bartlett ... Mitzi
Lawrence Grant ... Von Klaus
Gino Corrado ... Stephan
Hallam Cooley


Two American sailors, Simon (Ole Osen) and Peter (Chic Johnson) are in Naples, on the lookout for a man with a wooden leg who has robbed a U.S.Navy store house. Their method of detection is to aim a pea-shooter at the legs of all possible suspects, and those who have a jumping reaction are deemed innocent of the crime. Meanwhile an American newspaper reporter, Charlie Carroll (Charles King) falls in love with a beautiful heiress, Nanatte Dodge (Irene Delroy). Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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STEALING LOVE IS NOT A CRIME- -Says the law. But there's a different answer in the heart of every woman. (Print Ad- Portsmouth Sunday Times, ((Portsmouth Ohio)) 19 October 1930)


Comedy | Musical








Release Date:

16 August 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nancy from Naples See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Highway to Heaven
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Copyright 1930 De Sylva, Brown and Henderson, Inc.
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Beautiful singing - Awful "comic" relief
29 September 2017 | by salvidienusorfitusSee all my reviews

Charles King and Irene Delroy have great voices. Originally planned as a full scale musical, by the time that filming was coming to an end the Warner Bros. realized that the public was tired of musicals. It is a shame that the so called comics Ole Olsen & Chic Johnson were added to this picture in an attempt to sell this musical picture as a comedy. These men are about as funny as finger nails scraping against a chalk board. Their grating laughter is even more annoying. The picture would have been a lot better if all their parts had been cut out of the picture. Vivien Oakland surprised me with her voice... I had no idea she could sing. Her voice is pleasing. Noah Beery is hilarious as the villain. Lotti Loder and Charles Judels are amusing in their comic parts...

Unfortunately the presence of Ole Olsen & Chic Johnson completely ruins the picture....What Warner Bros. saw in them is beyond me. They went on the ruin two other expensive Warner Bros. productions in 1931 including the all Technicolor "50 Million Frenchmen" and the Winnie Lightner (planned musical) comedy picture "Gold Dust Gertie" --- I suppose fans of low-brow buffoons like the Ritz Brothers, The Yacht Club Boys or the Three Stooges might find them amusing.

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