Skirts Ahoy! [DVD] [1952]

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Skirts Ahoy!
Esther Williams generously shares screen time with Joan Evans and Vivian Blaine in Skirts Ahoy! The three leading ladies play WAVE officers who experience a daunting series of romantic misadventures. Whitney Young (Williams) had joined the WAVES after leaving her fiancé at the altar. Conversely Mary Kate Yarbrough (Evans) was jilted on her wedding day by her intended, while Una Yancy (Blaine) has donned a uniform in hopes of finding a husband. Much of the humor is of the gender-switch variety, with the three lady sailors ogling and whistling at every eligible male who crosses their path. Inevitably, Williams sheds her navy duds in favor of a swimsuit, while Blaine performs a comic torch song in the manner of her "Miss Adelaide" characterization in Guys and Dolls. Poor Joan Evans isn't given a musical number, but she does get her man (Keefe Brasselle) at the end. Guest performers include the singing DeMarco Sisters and youthful aquatic champs Russell and Kathy Tongay. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Esther Williams
    Esther Williams - Whitney Young
  • Joan Evans
    Joan Evans - Mary Kate Yarbrough
  • Vivian Blaine
    Vivian Blaine - Una Yancy
  • Barry Sullivan
    Barry Sullivan - Lt. Cmdr. Paul Elcott
  • Keefe Brasselle
    Keefe Brasselle - Dick Hallson
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