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Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Romance | June 1944 (USA)
A sailor helps two sisters start up a service canteen. The sailor soon becomes taken with gorgeous sister Jean, unaware that her sibling Patsy is also in love with him.

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writers:

Richard Connell (original screenplay), Gladys Lehman (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Van Johnson ... John Dyckman Brown III
June Allyson ... Patsy Deyo
Gloria DeHaven ... Jean Deyo
José Iturbi ... José Iturbi
Jimmy Durante ... Billy Kipp
Gracie Allen ... Gracie Allen
Lena Horne ... Lena Horne
Harry James ... Harry James
Xavier Cugat ... Xavie Cugat
Tom Drake ... Frank Miller
Henry Stephenson ... John Dyckman Brown I
Henry O'Neill ... John Dyckman Brown II
Ben Blue ... Ben Blue
Carlos Ramírez ... Carlos Ramirez
Frank Sully ... Marine Sergeant
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Storyline

A sailor helps two sisters start up a service canteen. The sailor soon becomes taken with gorgeous sister Jean, unaware that her sibling Patsy is also in love with him. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Taglines:

M-G-M's Ship-Shapely Musical

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Two Sisters and a Sailor See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,420,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

June Allyson and Harry James would reprise their "Young Mam With a Horn" duet almost verbatim twelve years later in MGM's The Opposite Sex (1956). See more »

Quotes

Billy Kipp: [Thinking he was washed up as a comedian] If I tried to be funny, people would only laugh at me!
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Crazy Credits

The background for the opening credits is a drawing of a stage with part of the proscenium arch and curtain visible on the left side of the screen. As each credit is shown a caricature representing that person or persons appears on the stage near the bottom of the screen. See more »

Connections

Featured in That's Entertainment, Part II (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

In a Moment of Madness
(1944) (uncredited)
Lyrics by Ralph Freed
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Copyright 1944 Leo Feist, Inc.
Performed by Helen Forrest with Harry James and His Orchestra
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Fine wartime musical comedy of young love. (June Allyson's first starring role.)
23 August 2000 | by rayh-7See all my reviews

I was nine in 1944, living in Cincinnati during WWII when this movie came to RKO Royal Theatre.I saw it twice then. Later, when we had moved back to Tennessee, I saw it again the Roxy Theatre in Clarksville, Tenn. About 1995 I read that "Two Girls And A Sailor" was released on VHS,I rushed to have my video store order me a copy. Now I have it, and watch it every couple of months. It's almost like being 9 years old again ! (And I'm still mad about June Allyson !)


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