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The Sailor Takes a Wife (1945)

Approved | | Comedy | 28 December 1945 (USA)
While waiting in New York City to ship out to Europe, a sailor stops by a serviceman's canteen and meets a USO hostess. They immediately fall for each other and get married that night. ... See full summary »

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Richard Whorf
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Cast

Credited cast:
Robert Walker ... John Hill
June Allyson ... Mary Hill
Hume Cronyn ... Freddie Potts
Audrey Totter ... Lisa Borescu
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Harry
Reginald Owen ... Mr. Amboy
Gerald Oliver Smith Gerald Oliver Smith ... Gerald - Freddie's Butler
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johnny Lane Johnny Lane ... June A's Dance partnerr
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While waiting in New York City to ship out to Europe, a sailor stops by a serviceman's canteen and meets a USO hostess. They immediately fall for each other and get married that night. However, when the sailor is notified that he has been reclassified as 4-F (unfit for service) by the Navy and then discharged, he and his new wife realize that, having to set up house before they expected to, they actually know very little about each other. Complications ensue. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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FOR BETTER...OR WORSE...IT'S THE HILARIOUS SIDE OF MARRIAGE! (original print ad - all caps)

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

For Better, For Worse See more »

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Budget:

$1,012,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was June Allyson's first real starring role without another major female star in the film. The film was a big hit and proved to MGM she could carry a film. She remained a star for anther 15 years. See more »

Goofs

When John Hill is trying to open the davenport that is supposed to fold out into a bed, it keeps closing on him, to comic effect. When he tries to spread a sheet over the mattress, the wire extending from the back of the davenport to the front edge that keeps pulling it closed is visible. See more »

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What there's to say? Marriage of no consequence
7 October 2003 | by raskimonoSee all my reviews

The guy above summarizes and reviews the movie at the same time and I don't have much to add. The scenarios are basic stereo-types from their day. Walker and Allyson are generally good but Allyson's sniffles, sniffles technique she used throughout her career for emotionally impact can be grating. A MGM programmer that was a mild and successful hit. IN the end of this marital strife and farce, love conquers all. What would you expect?


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