Two Girls and a Sailor

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Two Girls and a Sailor
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Film poster
Directed by Richard Thorpe
Produced by Joe Pasternak
Written by Richard Connell
Gladys Lehman
Starring June Allyson
Gloria DeHaven
Van Johnson
Music by Calvin Jackson
George Stoll
Cinematography Robert Surtees
Edited by George Boemler
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
  • June 1944 (1944-06) (US)
Running time 124 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,420,000[1]
Box office $4,576,000[1]

Two Girls and a Sailor is a 1944 musical film about two singing sisters who are helped to set up a canteen to entertain soldiers by a mysterious wealthy admirer. It featured a host of celebrity performances, including Jimmy Durante doing his hallmark "Inka Dinka Doo", Gracie Allen, and Lena Horne. Richard Connell and Gladys Lehman were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

  • Sweet And Lovely - words music by Gus Arnheim, Harry Tobias, Jules Lemare - Performed by June Allyson and Gloria DeHaven
  • My Mother Told Me - Sung by Gloria DeHaven
  • In A Moment of Madness - words by Ralph Freed, music by Jimmy McHugh - Sung by Helen Forrest, accompanied by Harry James and His Music Makers
  • A Tisket, a Tasket - words music by Al Feldman and Ella Fitzgerald - Performed by June Allyson and Gloria DeHaven
  • Babalu - words music by Margarita Lecuona - Performed by Lina Romay with Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra
  • Charmaine - by Erno Rapee and Lew Pollack - Performed by Harry James and His Music Makers
  • Concerto for Index Finger - Performed on piano by Gracie Allen with orchestra, conducted by Albert Coates
  • Estrellita - music by M. M. Ponce - Performed by Harry James and His Music Makers
  • A Love Like Ours - words by Mann Holiner, music by Alberta Nichols - Performed by June Allyson and Gloria DeHaven, with Harry James and His Music Makers
  • Granada - words music by Agustín Lara - Performed by Carlos Ramírez, with Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra
  • Paper Doll - words music by Johnny S. Black - Performed by Lena Horne
  • Rumba Rumba - words by Sammy Gallop, music by José Pafumy - Performed by Lina Romay with Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra
  • Take It Easy - words music by Al DeBru, Irving Taylor, Vic Mizzy - Performed by Virginia O'Brien, Lee Wilde, Lyn Wilde, and Lina Romay with Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra
  • Anchors Aweigh - Performed by an unidentified marching band in the dream sequence
  • Did You Ever Have the Feelin'? - Written and performed by Jimmy Durante
  • Inka Dinka Doo - words music by Jimmy Durante, Ben Ryan, Harry Donnelly - Performed by Jimmy Durante
  • Thrill of a New Romance - Played by Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra. Danced by Ben Blue and Lina Romay
  • You, Dear - words by Ralph Freed, music by Sammy Fain - Performed by Harry James and His Music Makers
  • Who Will Be with You When I'm Far Away - Performed, words, music by Jimmy Durante
  • The Young Man with a Horn - words by Ralph Freed, music by Georgie Stoll - Performed by June Allyson and Harry James and His Music Makers
  • Ritual Fire Dance - by Manuel de Falla - Performed on pianos by José Iturbi and Amparo Iturbi
  • Flash - by Harry James
  • I Gotta Go, I Gotta Stay words music by Jimmy Durante[2][3]

Reception[edit]

According to MGM records the film earned $2,852,000 in the US and Canada and $1,724,000 elsewhere, resulting in a profit of $1,726,000.[1]

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  2. ^ http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title.jsp?stid=476&category=Music
  3. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037408/soundtrack

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