Three Sailors and a Girl

Three Sailors and a Girl

Jane Powell
Director: Roy Del Ruth Cast: Jane Powell
Jane Powell
, Gordon MacRae
Gordon MacRae
, Gene Nelson
Gene Nelson
Roy Del Ruth

DVD (Full Frame)

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2009
UPC: 0883316127247
Original Release: 1953
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 31,490

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jane Powell Penny Weston
Gordon MacRae Choir Boy Jones
Gene Nelson Twitch
Sam Levene Joe Woods
George Givot Rossi
Veda Ann Borg Faye Foss
Archer MacDonald Webster
Raymond Greenleaf Morrow
Henry Slate A Sailor
Jack E. Leonard Parky
Murray Alper Actor
David Bond Moss Hart
Paul Burke Actor
Robert Carson Client
John Crawford Actor
King Donovan Sailor
Roy Engel Walter Kerr, Herald-Tribune Critic
Cliff Ferre Actor
Elizabeth Flournoy Secretary
Bess Flowers Actor
Alex Gerry Ira Gershwin
Everett Glass Actor
Merv Griffin Sailor
Edward Hearn Workman
Al Hill Sign Painter
Ed Hinton Marine
Burt Lancaster Marine
Jack Larson Actor
Claire Meade Actor
Harold Miller Indignant Patron
John Parrish Actor
Grandon Rhodes George Abbott
Frank Scannell Box-Office Man
Dick Simmons Actor
Mickey Simpson Guard
Wayne Taylor Bellhop
Philip Van Zandt Garage Owner
Arthur Walsh Actor
Dennis Dengate Shore Patrolman
Michael Pierce Actor

Technical Credits
Roy Del Ruth Director
Sammy Cahn Producer
Devery Freeman Screenwriter
Carl Guthrie Cinematographer
Ray Heindorf Musical Direction/Supervision
Roland Kibbee Screenwriter
Leo K. Kuter Art Director
Owen Marks Editor
Gene Nelson Choreography
LeRoy J. Prinz Choreography

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