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Red was supposed to welcome as his special guest, the alluring Dorothy Lamour, who, due to illness, was replaced by actress Connie Russell. As the US Navy's Cookie the Sailor, (Red's first appearance as this character), Cookie wins a world cruise, (just what he needs) and goes ashore at Tahiti to buy his Captain a birthday present. Instead, he gets involved with a beautiful nightclub singer, Luana, "The Sweetie from Tahiti" (Russell) who gives him the 'come-on' without mentioning her jealous, behemoth boyfriend. See more