V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Sailor Beware

V' 13

Sailor Beware

Hal Walker
USA, 1952
108min, OmschwedU

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Sailor Beware

Hal Walker
USA, 1952
, 108min, OmschwedU

Actors: 
Dean Martin
Jerry Lewis
Corinne Calvet
Marion Marshall
Robert Strauss
Leif Erickson
Contributors: 
Producer
Hal B. Wallis
Screenplay: 
J.B. Allardice
Martin Rackin
nach dem gleichnamigen Bühnenstück von K. Nicholson
C. Robinson
Sound: 
Harry Mills
Camera: 
Daniel L. Fapp
Editor: 
Warren Low
Composer: 
Leigh Harline
Joseph J. Lilley
Decoration: 
Henry Bumstead
Hal Pereira
Costume: 
Edith Head

Production: 
Paramount Pictures, Wallis-Hazen
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

Nightclub singer Al and the full-time hypochondriac Melvin (Martin and Lewis) land against their will, or contrary to their expectations, in the Navy. The would-be elite squad serves as picturesque background for melting songs and perfect slapstick, which culminates in a, choreographed with Chaplin-like elegance, boxing fight against a rabid heavyweight. Like Cassius Clay some years later said: "Float like a butterfly sting, like a bee!"; at least the first part handles Lewis with perfection.

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