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A Ticklish Affair (1963)

When the kids of a young widow inadvertently send an SOS while playing with their uncle Cy's Navy Signal Lamp, the Navy sends their top man to investigate and he falls for their mother.

Director:

George Sidney

Writers:

Ruth Brooks Flippen (screenplay), Barbara Luther (story "Moon Walk")
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Shirley Jones ... Amy Martin
Gig Young ... Key Weedon
Red Buttons ... Flight Officer Simon 'Uncle Cy' Shelley
Carolyn Jones ... Tandy Martin
Edgar Buchanan ... Captain Martin / Gramps
Eddie Applegate ... Yeoman Corker Bell
Edward Platt ... Captain Haven Hitchcock
Bill Mumy ... Alex Martin (as Billy Mumy)
Bryan Russell ... Luke Martin
Robert Foulk ... Policeman
Milton Frome ... Fireman
Peter Robbins Peter Robbins ... Grover Martin
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Storyline

A young widow Amy Martin with three young boys is investigated by the Navy after one of her children inadvertently sends out a distress signal in Morse code by the blinds on his upstairs bedroom window. Commander Weedon and crew observe the signal from their ship and investigates. He falls for the young mother and proposes marriage. However, she is reluctant to have her family live out of a suitcase and initially declines. Gramps tries to bring her on board to sail the sea of love with the commander. Written by alfiehitchie

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Plot Keywords:

navy | widow | mother | chance meeting | See All (4) »

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It's more fun than marriage.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moonwalk See more »

Filming Locations:

San Diego, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Euterpe See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Originally announced as a Jean Simmons vehicle titled "Moon Walk". See more »

Goofs

When "Uncle" Cy is shooting at the balloons, he gets down to one last big red balloon, with Key's head right behind it. In the next shot of Grover and Key, there are now three balloons, one big orange one and two smaller pink ones See more »

Quotes

Tandy Martin: You've been in drydock too long, my dear.
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Soundtracks

Love Is a Ticklish Affair
Written by George Stoll, Robert Van Eps, Harold Adamson
Sung by Jack Jones
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Anchors Aweigh
4 November 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

A Ticklish Affair has Shirley Jones as a Navy widow with three small boys who isn't sure that she wants to marry someone in the service again. And having sons Billy Mumy, Bryan Russell, and Peter Robbins in tow might scare anyone away in the service or not.

But Commander Gig Young is a persistent courter and I'm sure you can see where this nice family film is going. The film boasts some nice location cinematography in and around San Diego, especially of the San Diego zoo.

The climax of the film the rescue of young Peter Robbins from a most dangerous predicament is quite well done.

Add Edgar Buchanan, Carolyn Jones, and Red Buttons to the mix and you've got a nice film for the kids.


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