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Sailor Beware (1952)

Sailor Beware (1952)

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Sailor Beware is a loose remake of two previous Paramount films, Here Come the Waves and Lady Be Careful (all three films were based on the same 1933 stage play). Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis star as sailors Al Crowther and Melvin Jones, who indulge in all sorts of zany antics while serving Uncle Sam. Al spends most of his time trying to melt down the resistance of "ice princess" Corinne Calvet (playing herself), while poor Melvin is happy just to get through the day. Highlights include a riotous boxing sequence, with puny Melvin pitted against a gargantuan opponent, and an extended parody of radio quiz shows. Like Abbott and Costello before them, Martin and Lewis found it expedient to rely on service comedies during their formative movie-star years: Sailor Beware was filmed after At War With the Army and just before Jumping Jacks. Betty Hutton makes a guest appearance at the beginning and end of the film as an old flame named Hetty Button (sic).

Cast

Dean Martin
as Al Crowthers
Jerry Lewis
as Melvin Jones
Marion Marshall
as Hilda Jones
Leif Erickson
as Cmdr. Lane
Don Wilson
as Mr. Chubby
Mary Treen
as Ginger
Dick Stabile
as Band Leader
Donald MacBride
as Chief Bos'n Mate
Louis Jean Heydt
as Naval Doctor
Elaine Stewart
as Lt. Saunders
James Flavin
as Petty Officer
Dan Willis
as Sailor
James Dean
as Sailor
Irene Martin
as Pretty Girl
Mary Murphy
as Pretty Girl
Joseph Darr Smith
as Jeff Spencer
Bobby Mayo
as Himself
Eddie Mayo
as Himself
Eddie Simms
as Killer Jackson
Marshall Reed
as Hospital Corpsman
John Close
as Hospital Corpsman
Jimmie Dundee
as Bartender
Richard Emory
as Petty Officer
Don Haggerty
as Lt. Connors
Jerry Hausner
as Corpsman
Bob Carson
as Naval Captain
Elaine Riley
as Commentator
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