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A Girl in Every Port (1952 film)

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Director  Chester Erskine
Music director  Roy Webb
Language  English
5.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Screenplay  Chester Erskine
Country  United States
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Release date  January 8, 1952 (1952-01-08) (US)
Writer  Frederick Hazlitt Brennan (story), Chester Erskine
Cast  Groucho Marx (Benjamin Franklin 'Benny' Linn), Marie Wilson (Jane Sweet, a dumb blonde), William Bendix (Timothy Aloysius 'Tim' Dunnovan), Don DeFore (Bert Sedgwick), Gene Lockhart (Garvey)
Similar movies  Operation Petticoat, Give Me a Sailor, H.M.S. Pinafore, H.M.S. Pinafore and Trial By Jury, Flottans kavaljerer, Follow the Fleet
Tagline  Shape Ahoy!

A Girl in Every Port is a 1952 comedy film directed by Chester Erskine. The film stars Groucho Marx, Marie Wilson, and William Bendix. It was based on the short story They Sell Sailors Elephants by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan.


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Two sailors are conned into buying a lame race-horse. They go ashore to sort out the problem, but when they realize that the horse is one of a pair of identical twins, their plan for revenge becomes more complicated.


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  • Groucho Marx as Benjamin Franklin 'Benny' Linn
  • Marie Wilson as Jane Sweet
  • William Bendix as Timothy Aloysius 'Tim' Dunnovan
  • Don DeFore as Bert Sedgwick
  • Gene Lockhart as 'Doc' Garvey
  • Dee Hartford as Millicent Temple
  • Hanley Stafford as Fleet Admiral Temple
  • Teddy Hart as 'High Life'
  • Percy Helton as Drive-In Manager
  • George E. Stone as Skeezer
  • Release

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    The film was released in theatres on January 8, 1952.

    Critical review

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    A.W. of The New York Times writes in his review: "The parlay of Groucho Marx, Marie Wilson, William Bendix, to say nothing of a horse-racing mix-up, the United States Navy and sabotage should have paid off in plenty of laughs. But 'A Girl in Every Port,' which breezed into the Paramount yesterday, brimming with these ingredients, is merely an involved mélange of obvious antics and gags, only one or two of which are likely to generate chuckles. In directing this yarn about the zany adventures of a pair of veteran sailors who inherit a race horse, Chester Erskine has kept his story moving briskly. But in fashioning the scenario from a story by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, he has come up with uninspired situations and labored lines, which do the cast—with the exception of Groucho Marx—little good. The intricacies of the plot help, of course, to stymie their efforts. Once Groucho Marx and his good-natured but dumb brig-mate, William Bendix, acquire their nag, a hay burner by the name of Little Erin, they discover he can't run a furlong without falling down. They also learn, as the first of a series of amazing coincidences, that he has a twin named Shamrock, owned by a pretty waitress, improbably named Jane Sweet."

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