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3 Sailors And A Girl (1953)

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Though it isn't obvious at first glance, Three Sailors and a Girl is the fourth screen version of the George S. Kaufman stage comedy The Butter and Egg Man. The titular gobs are Jones, Twitch, and Parky, played respectively by Gordon MacRae, Gene Nelson, and Jack E. Leonard. On leave in New York with their pockets full of money, our trio of heroes are convinced by wheeler-dealer Joe Woods (Sam Levene) to invest their money in a musical show. It soon becomes obvious that the boys have backed a turkey, but with the help of pert leading-lady Penny (Jane Powell), a potential disaster is converted into a smashing success. The Sammy Cahn-Sammy Fain musical score is tuneful if forgettable, while LeRoy Prinz' choreography is first-rate. A cute celebrity cameo appearance caps this happy little film. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Cast

Jane Powell
as Penny Weston
Gordon MacRae
as 'Choirboy' Jones
Sam Levene
as Joe Woods
Veda Ann Borg
as Faye Foss
Henry Slate
as A Sailor
Philip Van Zandt
as Garage Owner
Taylor Wayne
as Bellhop
Al Hill
as Sign Painter
Edward Hearn
as Workman
Grandon Rhodes
as George Abbott
David Bond
as Moss Hart
Alex Gerry
as Ira Gershwin
Frank J. Scannell
as Box-Office Man
Roy Engel
as Walter Kerr/Herald-Tribune Critic
Bob Carson
as Client
Ed Hinton
as Marine
John Crawford
as Shore Patrolman
Dennis Dengate
as Shore Patrolman
Bess Flowers
as Indignant Patron
Harold Miller
as Indignant Patron
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