A Girl in Every Port

A Girl in Every Port

Groucho Marx
Director: Chester Erskine Cast: Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx
, Marie Wilson
Marie Wilson
, William Bendix
William Bendix
Chester Erskine

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Overview

The unique comic talents of Groucho Marx, William Bendix and Marie Wilson are hardly exploited to their fullest in RKO's A Girl in Every Port. Groucho and Bendix play Benny Linn and Tim Dunnevan, respectively, a couple of scheming sailors who embark upon one get-rich-quick scheme after another. This time around, our heroes use a small inheritance to purchase two horses, one for racing purposes and one to be sold at a tidy profit. After a series of bizarre complications, both horses are pitted against each other in a crucial race which could spell either triumph or ruin for the two goofy gobs. Wilson co-stars as a birdbrained carhop who owns one of the horses coveted by Linn and Dunnevan. No stone is left unturned so far as wheezy comedy routines are concerned: writer-director Chester Erskine even manages to revive the old chestnut wherein the sailors sneak both horses on board their ship. The likeable supporting cast includes Don DeFore as a disgruntled stable owner, Dee Hartford (who later became Groucho Marx's sister-in-law) as DeFore's financially savvy fiancee, Gene Lockhart as a seedy horse dealer, Hanley Stafford ("Daddy" on radio's Baby Snooks) as the two protagonists' flustered commanding officer, and Teddy Hart as a Runyonesque gangster. A box-office disappointment, A Girl in Every Port ended Groucho Marx's efforts to become a solo screen star; fortunately, he still had TV's You Bet Your Life to fall back on.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/28/2017
UPC: 0888574474805
Original Release: 1952
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:26:00
Sales rank: 44,260

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Groucho Marx Benny Linn
Marie Wilson Jane Sweet
William Bendix Tim Dunnevan
Don DeFore Bert Sedgwick
Gene Lockhart Garvey
Dee Hartford Millicent
Hanley Stafford Navy Lieutenant
Teddy Hart "High Life"
Percy Helton Drive-In Manager
George E. Stone Skeezer
Rodney Wooten The Pearl

Technical Credits
Chester Erskine Director,Screenwriter
Irwin Allen Producer
Irving Cummings Producer
Albert S. D'Agostino Art Director
Ralph Dawson Editor
Walter E. Keller Art Director
Nick Musuraca Cinematographer
Roy Webb Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Girl in Every Port
1. Chapter 1 [7:56]
2. Chapter 2 [7:40]
3. Chapter 3 [9:34]
4. Chapter 4 [9:55]
5. Chapter 5 [8:12]
6. Chapter 6 [8:01]
7. Chapter 7 [7:32]
8. Chapter 8 [6:03]
9. Chapter 9 [7:32]
10. Chapter 10 [8:01]
11. Chapter 11 [5:42]
12. Chapter 12 [:09]

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