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Though it isn't obvious at first glance, Three Sailors and a Girl is the fourth screen version of the George S. Kaufman stage comedy The Butter and Egg Man. The titular gobs are Jones, Twitch, and Parky, played respectively by Gordon MacRae, Gene Nelson, and Jack E. Leonard. On leave in New York with their pockets full of money, our trio of heroes are convinced by wheeler-dealer Joe Woods (Sam Levene) to invest their money in a musical show. It soon becomes obvious that the boys have backed a turkey, but with the help of pert leading-lady Penny (Jane Powell), a potential disaster is converted into a smashing success. The Sammy Cahn-Sammy Fain musical score is tuneful if forgettable, while LeRoy Prinz' choreography is first-rate. A cute celebrity cameo appearance caps this happy little film. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Jane Powell
as Penny Weston
Gordon MacRae
as Choir Boy Jones
Gene Nelson
as Twitch
Sam Levene
as Joe Woods
George Givot
as Rossi
Veda Ann Borg
as Faye Foss
Archer MacDonald
as Webster
Raymond Greenleaf
as Morrow
Henry Slate
as A Sailor
Murray Alper
David Bond
as Moss Hart
Paul Burke
as Actor
John Crawford
King Donovan
as Sailor
Roy Engel
as Walter Kerr, Herald-Tribune Critic
Cliff Ferre
Elizabeth Flournoy
as Secretary
Bess Flowers
Alex Gerry
as Ira Gershwin
Everett Glass
Merv Griffin
as Sailor
Edward Hearn
as Workman
Al Hill
as Sign Painter
Ed Hinton
as Marine
Burt Lancaster
as Marine
Jack Larson
Grandon Rhodes
as George Abbott
Frank Scannell
as Box-Office Man
Dick Simmons
Mickey Simpson
as Guard
Philip Van Zandt
as Garage Owner
Dennis Dengate
as Shore Patrolman
Ed Hinton
as Marine
Alex Gerry
as Ira Gershwin
David Bond
as Moss Hart
Merv Griffin
as Sailor
Al Hill
as Sign Painter
Philip Van Zandt
as Garage Owner
Paul Burke
as Actor
King Donovan
as Sailor
Mickey Simpson
as Guard
Burt Lancaster
as Marine
Roy Engel
as Walter Kerr, Herald-Tribune Critic
Frank Scannell
as Box-Office Man
Grandon Rhodes
as George Abbott
Edward Hearn
as Workman
Elizabeth Flournoy
as Secretary

Crew

Roy Del Ruth
Director
Sammy Cahn
Producer
Roland Kibbee
Screenwriter
Devery Freeman
Screenwriter
Carl Guthrie
Cinematographer
Ray Heindorf
Musical Direction/Supervision
Owen Marks
Editor
Gene Nelson
Choreography
LeRoy J. Prinz
Choreography
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