Ship Ahoy

Ship Ahoy

Eleanor Powell
Director: Edward N. Buzzell Cast: Eleanor Powell
Eleanor Powell
, Red Skelton
Red Skelton
, Virginia O'Brien
Virginia O'Brien
Edward N. Buzzell

DVD (Full Frame)

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This musical -- a concoction of comedy, songs, dancing, and war-time patriotism mixed together with a spy spoof plot -- opens with Tommy Dorsey and his band swinging through "Hawaiian War Chant" while Eleanor Powell taps away. Powell, it turns out, is Tallulah Winters, the band's official tap dancer, and she and the orchestra are taking an ocean liner to Puerto Rico for their next gig. Also on board are some enemy agents, anxious to secretly and safely transport their stolen plans, which include a prototype magnetic mine that can make play a big role in the war. Utilizing a plot device from a novel by Merton K. Kibble (played by Red Skelton), the enemy agents pretend to be working for the U.S. government and enlist Winters to help them with their plans. A series of misunderstandings and confusions ensue, including a baggage mix-up that leaves Kibble unwittingly in possession of the mine. Eventually Winters discovers that she has been duped and works to set all things right. Ship Ahoy takes advantage of the talents of its musical stars -- including Frank Sinatra and Jo Stafford -- to offer a nice spread of musical numbers, including "Last Call for Love," "I'll Take Tallulah," "Poor You," and "On Moonlight Bay."

Product Details

Release Date: 11/01/2011
UPC: 0883316395950
Original Release: 1942
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 20,078

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eleanor Powell Tallulah Winters
Red Skelton Merton K. Kibble
Virginia O'Brien Fran Evans
William Post H.U. Bennett
Jimmy Cross "Stump"
Eddie Hartman "Stumpy"
Stuart Crawford Art Higgins
John Emery Dr. Farno
Bernard Nedell Pietro Polesi
Philip Ahn Koro Sumo
Mariska Aldrich Waldo's Mother
Barbara Bedford Mrs. Loring
Gladys Blake Actor
Hillary Brooke Actor
Mary Currier Secretaries
John Dilson Dr. Loring
Ralph Dunn Grimes
Connie Haines Actor
Russell Hicks Capt. C.V. O'Brien
Carol Hughes Actor
Tsui Siu Keung Actor
Bobby Larson Waldo
Moroni Olsen Inspector Davis
Nestor Paiva Felix
Otto Reichow Waiter
Grandon Rhodes Lt. Cmdr. Thurston
Addison Richards Agent in Puerto Rico
Jo Stafford Actor
William Tannen Flammer
Natalie Thompson Girl
Tommy Dorsey & His Band Themselves
Mary Treen Nurse
Grant Withers Actor
Pied Pipers Actor
Bert Lahr "Skip" Owens
Buddy Rich Himself
Frank Sinatra Singer in Tommy Dorsey's Band

Technical Credits
Edward N. Buzzell Director
Leo Arnaud Score Composer
George Bassman Score Composer
Irving Brecher Screenwriter
Matt Brooks Original Story
Harry Clark Screenwriter
Bobby Connolly Choreography
Jack Cummings Producer
Tommy Dorsey Score Composer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Robert Kalloch Costumes/Costume Designer
Bert Kalmar Original Story
Harry Kurnitz Screenwriter
Harry McAfee Art Director
Sy Oliver Score Composer
Robert Planck Cinematographer
Blanche Sewell Editor
Leonard Smith Cinematographer
George Stoll Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Axel Stordahl Score Composer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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