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Sailor Beware (1952)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 9 February 1952 (USA)
Although allergic to kissing girls, Seaman Melvin Jones, through a fluke TV appearance, gets the undeserved reputation of a great kisser dubbed "Mr. Temptation" and is pursued by amorous young females.

Director:

Hal Walker

Writers:

James B. Allardice (screenplay) (as James Allardice), Martin Rackin (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dean Martin ... Al Crowthers
Jerry Lewis ... Melvin Jones
Corinne Calvet ... Corinne Calvet
Marion Marshall Marion Marshall ... Hilda Jones
Robert Strauss ... CPO Lardoski
Leif Erickson ... Cmdr. Lane
Don Wilson ... Mr. Chubby
Vince Edwards ... Blayden (as Vincent Edwards)
Skip Homeier ... Mac
Dan Barton Dan Barton ... 'Bama
Mike Mahoney Mike Mahoney ... Tiger
Mary Treen ... Ginger
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Storyline

Because of a misunderstanding Melvin Jones is inducted into the Navy despite his numerous allergies. When appearing on a TV show sponsored by a lipstick manufacturer, fluke circumstances cause him to be perceived as an irresistibly great kisser by viewers, and he is undeservedly hyped in the media as "Mr. Temptation." His shipmates bet their pay that he can get Corinne Calvet, a sexy French chanteuse, to kiss him. Despite his allergy toward kissing girls, he tries not to let them down even though it threatens his relationship with girlfriend Hilda. Written by duke1029

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Man the laugh-preservers ... lower the roar-boats ! Everybody's going overboard ... for Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

At Sea with the Navy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Wallis-Hazen See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The boxing scene was "written" by Jerry Lewis, who demanded an extra $50,000 for it, which he then donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie, the Recruiting Officer addresses Chief Lardoski as "Petty Officer". A Chief Petty Officer is never addressed as "Petty Officer". The Recruiting Officer should have addressed him as "Chief Lardoski". See more »

Quotes

Melvin Jones: Excuse me, handsome.
CPO Lardoski: Where do you get that handsome stuff?
Melvin Jones: Didn't I hear that man call you a pretty officer?
CPO Lardoski: [Growling] He said, "Petty officer."
[Melvin sticks his tongue out at him behind his back]
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Connections

Referenced in Quiet Days in Clichy (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

BLUE HAWAII
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Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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Jerry and Dean join Uncle Sams Canoe Club.
1 July 1999 | by yenloSee all my reviews

Jerry and Dean serve again in the Armed Forces this time in the Navy. Jerry does his antics managing to sink a dinghy and disrupt a submarine. Dean sings a few numbers. Robert Strauss co stars as a hard boiled CPO. Look for a young Vince Edwards and Jack Benny's semi-sidekick Don Wilson. Corinne Calvet appears as herself. Betty Hutton has a quick scene as Deans girlfriend. If you look real close you'll catch a glimpse of screen cult legend James Dean.


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