Give Me A Sailor (1938)
So! Let me get this straight. Jim Brewster (Bob Hope) and Walter Brewster (Jack Whiting) are brothers, both are in the Navy. Nancy Larkin (Betty Grable) thinks she is in love with Walter Brewster. Letty Larkin (Martha Raye) believes she is in love with Walter Brewster. However, Jim Brewster believes he is in love with Nancy Larkin. Yes, Nancy and Letty are sisters. The Brewster brothers and the Larkin sisters all grew up together. Jim and Letty have plotted and schemed their entire lives so Jim and Nancy can be together and Letty and Walter can be together. There’s a picnic and a fancy dress both sisters want to wear, the dress belongs to Letty. There is a cooking contest with surprising results. There’s a trip to a fishing cabin. There are so many comical tangles, amusing twists and lighthearted turns in this story, it kept my head spinning.
This was the first time I had seen Martha Raye in a film. I didn’t know she could sing. She’s very good. Betty Grable can sing and do some dancing. Who knew?
When Rick and I finished watching this film, we just shook our heads! 🙂