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A Girl in Every Port (1952)

Approved | | Comedy | 28 November 1952 (Australia)
After two sailors are conned into buying a lame race-horse, they go ashore to sort out the problem, but when they realize that the horse is one of a pair of identical twins, their plan for revenge becomes more complicated.

Director:

Chester Erskine

Writers:

Frederick Hazlitt Brennan (story "They Sell Sailors Elephants"), Chester Erskine
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Groucho Marx ... Benjamin Franklin 'Benny' Linn
Marie Wilson ... Jane Sweet
William Bendix ... Timothy Aloysius 'Tim' Dunnovan
Don DeFore ... Bert Sedgwick
Gene Lockhart ... Garvey
Dee Hartford ... Millicent Temple
Hanley Stafford Hanley Stafford ... Fleet Admiral Temple
Teddy Hart Teddy Hart ... High Life
Percy Helton ... Drive-In Manager
George E. Stone ... Skeezer
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Storyline

After two sailors are conned into buying a lame race-horse, they go ashore to sort out the problem, but when they realize that the horse is one of a pair of identical twins, their plan for revenge becomes more complicated.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1952 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Una novia en cada puerto See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

The hammocks that Groucho and William Bendix are shown lying in are not navy hammocks. Navy hammocks do not have the spreaders seen on the hammocks in this film. Navy hammocks were designed to take up as little space as possible. And without the spreaders the hammocks is safer to use and more comfortable to use. See more »

Quotes

Bert Sedgwick: [meeting Jane for the first time] How do you do? Are you any relation of Pop Sweet?
Jane Sweet, a dumb blonde: I don't know about that, but he was my father.
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Connections

Referenced in The Devil's Rejects (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Roy Webb
Sung by Groucho Marx and William Bendix
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An Irwin Allen comedy disaster.
12 January 2002 | by SanDiegoSee all my reviews

Groucho Marx made this film for his friend, producer Irwin Allen and they would work together again with co-star Marie Wilson in the overblown epic comedy THE STORY OF MANKIND. A GIRL IN EVERY PORT is an unfunny comedy starring funny people (William Bendix included) that perhaps were a bit beyond their prime (products of the studio system which had fallen apart they were dumped into TV with some success and took what ever they could get in low-budget theatrical garbage like this). Irwin Allen, who showed greatness in adventure and science fiction just didn't have the knack for a full blown comedy and had the good sense to quit producing comedies after making just a couple (though some would argue Irwin Allen's LOST IN SPACE became a camp comedy after the first year). Marie Wilson (best known as MY FRIEND IRMA) starred in another horse racing comedy called SWEEPSTAKES WINNER (1939). If you can catch that film on TCM it's a lot funnier and a much better year for movies.


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