Three Sailors and a Girl

Some good thoughts on the lost art of the Hollywood musical.

Forgotten Films

I’ve often wondered how many movie musicals there are that are about a group of people putting on a musical.  It’s the whole “Hey kids, let’s put on a show” thing.  I guess deep down inside, everybody wants to produce a Broadway musical…including a submarine full of sailors in 1953’s “Three Sailors and a Girl.”  Not to be confused with 1944’s “Two Girls and a Sailor.”

The film begins with a submarine crew coming into port in New York City.  They’ve earned some R&R and each have a lot of cash burnin’ holes in their wallets.  Most of the crew is anxious to go out and spend it, which they tell us all about in song, but one sailor known as Choirboy (Gordon McRae) has different plans.  He’s decided to invest his money in the stock market.  At first his shipmates think he’s crazy, but they soon begin to like…

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