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Skirts Ahoy! (1952)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 8 August 1952 (Netherlands)
Three young ladies sign up for some kind of training at a naval base. However, their greatest trouble isn't long marches or several weeks in a small boat, but their love life.

Director:

Sidney Lanfield

Writer:

Isobel Lennart
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Esther Williams ... Whitney Young
Joan Evans ... Mary Kate Yarbrough
Vivian Blaine ... Una Yancy
Barry Sullivan ... Lt. Cmdr. Paul Elcott
Keefe Brasselle ... Dick Hallson
Billy Eckstine Billy Eckstine ... Billy Eckstein
Dean Miller ... Archie O'Conovan
Margalo Gillmore ... Lt. Cmdr. Stauton
The DeMarco Sisters The DeMarco Sisters ... The Williams Sisters
Anne DeMarco Anne DeMarco ... Williams sister (as The De Marco Sisters)
Arlene DeMarco Arlene DeMarco ... Williams Sister (as The De Marco Sisters)
Gloria DeMarco Gloria DeMarco ... Williams Sister (as The De Marco Sisters)
Jeanette DeMarco Jeanette DeMarco ... Williams Sister (as The De Marco Sisters)
Terri DeMarco Terri DeMarco ... Williams Sister (as The De Marco Sisters)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeff Donnell ... Lt. Giff
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Storyline

Three young ladies sign up for some kind of training at a naval base. However, their greatest trouble isn't long marches or several weeks in a small boat, but their love life. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Taglines:

Glorifying America's Mermaids - the WAVES See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 1952 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Des jupons à l'horizon See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film provided handsome Barry Sullivan with a rare opportunity to exploit his abundant attributes as a leading man. His portrayal of a naval officer outnumbered two-to-one by female recruits comically turns the tables on the men-as-wolves aspect of the typical 'three sailors on leave' musical plot, as Sullivan is forced to endure the constant, aggressive sexual overtures of women. See more »

Quotes

WAVE Instructor: Young! Turn in your water wings!
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Soundtracks

What Makes a Wave?
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Ralph Blane
Performed by The DeMarco Sisters and Esther Williams
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A dull musical, as dull as the Pasternak musicals at MGM.
20 February 1999 | by piapiaSee all my reviews

A very dull musical, not comparable with what director Sidney Lanfield had made at 20th.Century Fox in the thirties. No wonder this was his last picture. An example of the difference between what the Freed unit and the Pasternak unit were doing at MGM at the time. Of course, Esther Williams was as beautiful as ever.


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