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A Girl in Every Port (1928)

Two sailors with a rivalry over chasing women become friends. But when one decides to finally settle down, will this mysterious young women come between them?

Director:

Howard Hawks

Writers:

Howard Hawks, James Kevin McGuinness (screen story) (as James K. McGuinness) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Victor McLaglen ... Spike Madden
Louise Brooks ... Marie / Mam'selleGodiva - Girl in Marseille
Robert Armstrong ... Bill / Salami
Maria Alba ... Maria Buenjolla / Chiquita - Girl in Rio de Janeiro (as Maria Casajuana)
Francis McDonald ... Circus Manager
Leila Hyams ... Widow in San Pedro, Belize
Natalie Joyce Natalie Joyce ... Girl #3 in Panama City
Eileen Sedgwick ... Girl Cyclist in Amsterdam (as Gretel Yoltz)
Michael Visaroff ... Maria Buenjolla's Lover
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Storyline

Two sailors with a rivalry over chasing women become friends. But when one decides to finally settle down, will this mysterious young women come between them?

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A woman is a woman and there's "A Girl in Every Port," But a man's friendship is worth them all. (Print Ad-The Observer, ((Newberry, SC)) 12 February 1929) See more »


Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Release Date:

26 February 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A kochanek mial sto See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the original credits, Panama City is generically referred to as Central America, the exception of naming the locations by the port city's name. See more »

Goofs

Spike Madden consults his little black addresses book at each port, and we see close-ups of the pages with names, addresses and notes. When he crosses out Maria Buenjolla's name, the page is as large as his pencil-holding hand, out of proportion to the pocket book seen earlier. By WesternOne. See more »

Quotes

Spike Madden: I remember! This is the place - and she's got a figure like an eel!
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Alternate Versions

The more complete version known today runs under 79 minutes, yet it lacks scenes with actresses that were named as part of 10 girls in different ports, in Fox's promotional flyer, some of whom were worth mention, by name or character, from viewers and reviewers in different countries. This may be the result of censorship, that changed the name of Madden's rival in love, from Salami to Bill - as Spike and Salami made it too obvious of a sexual innuendo. There is even a shorter version, possibly from the TCM archives, being shown in film festivals that runs under 64 minutes. See more »

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Edited into Spisok korabley (2008) See more »

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Typical buddy movie (almost gay by modern standards)
21 May 2017 | by bbmtwistSee all my reviews

The only reason this fllm seems to garner attention is due to Louise Brooks in the final segment. She is attractive enough but displaying little dramatic talent, just a show piece that any woman, actress or not, could have provided the film makers.

I am among those who just 'don't get" Louise Brooks, and I guess I will die unchanged. Nothing special at all in my book. She just had a "look," but no talent.

A buddy movie, that could be termed gay "but without any sex," just camaraderie devoid of the influence of the female.


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