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Ship Ahoy (1942) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Edward Buzzell and produced by Jack Cummings.

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Musical Monday: Ship Ahoy (1942)

on Aug 5, 2019 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Ship Ahoy?? Musical #204 Stu... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: SHIP AHOY (1942)

By Jennifer Garlen on Nov 25, 2013 From Virtual Virago

It’s a sad fact that Eleanor Powell isn’t nearly as familiar today as she ought to be, even though male peers like Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly have become reigning icons in the classic movie pantheon. Like those more famous stars, Powell is a terrific dancer, leaping exuberantly in numbe... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: SHIP AHOY (1942)

By Jennifer Garlen on Nov 25, 2013 From Virtual Virago

It’s a sad fact that Eleanor Powell isn’t nearly as familiar today as she ought to be, even though male peers like Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly have become reigning icons in the classic movie pantheon. Like those more famous stars, Powell is a terrific dancer, leaping exuberantly in numbe... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: SHIP AHOY (1942)

By Jennifer Garlen on Nov 25, 2013 From Virtual Virago

It’s a sad fact that Eleanor Powell isn’t nearly as familiar today as she ought to be, even though male peers like Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly have become reigning icons in the classic movie pantheon. Like those more famous stars, Powell is a terrific dancer, leaping exuberantly in numbe... Read full article


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Skip Owens: [kissing girls hand and begins to go up arm] oh, sorry - its the salmon in me trying to run upstream


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Facts about

The title was changed from "I'll Take Manila" to "Ship Ahoy" because the Philippines had already fallen to the Japanese in the war. The ship destination was changed from Manila to Puerto Rico, and the song "I'll Take Manila" was changed to "I'll Take Tallulah".
One song "I Fell In Love (With the Leader of the Band)", by Jule Styne and Herb Magidson, was filmed but not used. The footage was used in The Great Morgan.
Donald MacBride was listed in the cast in a news item, but is not seen in the film.
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Also directed by Edward Buzzell




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