Three Sailors and a Girl

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Three Sailors and a Girl
Three Sailors and a Girl poster.jpg
Directed by Roy Del Ruth
Produced by Sammy Cahn
Written by Devery Freeman
Roland Kibbee
George S. Kaufman (play)
Starring Jane Powell
Gordon MacRae
Gene Nelson
Cinematography Carl E. Guthrie
Release dates
  • November 23, 1953 (1953-11-23)
Running time
95 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Three Sailors and a Girl is a 1953 musical film made by Warner Bros.. It was directed by Roy Del Ruth, and written by Devery Freeman and Roland Kibbee, based on the George S. Kaufman play The Butter and Egg Man. Ray Heindorf is the Musical Director, orchestrations by Gus Levene, and vocal arrangements by Norman Luboff. Choreography by LeRoy Prinz. The Soundtrack features original songs with music composed by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Sammy Cahn.

Soundtrack recording: As was the practice at the time, the soundtrack album was a studio recording [Capitol L-485 (10" LP) and FBF-485 (2 EP Box-Set)].[1] The Capitol Records album was released early in 1954, and featured eight of the songs from the Fein/Cahn songwriting team. Jane Powell and Gordon MacRae are the featured vocalists. George Greeley conducted the Orchestra and Chorus. The album was re-issued and released on CD in 2006: However it contained 12 more songs by Gordon MacRae.[2]


While their submarine is docked in New York City, three sailors on liberty invest the money they've earned at sea into a broadway musical and its up and coming star.


Burt Lancaster made an uncredited cameo appearance at the end, playing a Marine who hesitantly asks about taking over the starring role in the musical after Jones has to return to the Navy. Joe Woods brushes him off. When a woman asks why he was so brusque, Joe tells her that the Marine looked too much like Burt Lancaster. Merv Griffin also appears (uncredited) as one of the sailors.

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