Skirts Ahoy!

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Skirts Ahoy!
Original film poster
Directed by Sidney Lanfield
Produced by Joe Pasternak
Written by Isobel Lennart
Starring Esther Williams
Release date
September 8, 1952
Running time
109 mins.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2,003,000[1]
Box office $4,049,000[1]

Skirts Ahoy! is a 1952 MGM musical film shot in Technicolor and directed by Sidney Lanfield. It stars Esther Williams, Vivian Blaine and Joan Evans.[2]The films follows the adventures of several women who join the WAVES with sequences filmed on location at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station. The film also features the film debut of Billy Eckstine.



According to MGM records the film earned $2,585,000 in the US and Canada[3] and $1,464,000 overseas, resulting in a profit of $342,000.[1]


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
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  3. ^ 'Top Box-Office Hits of 1952', Variety, January 7, 1953

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