Oh Sailor Behave (1930)

Comedy-drama, Musical | 16 August 1930

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HISTORY

The film was copyrighted under the title Oh Sailor Behave, without punctuation, but other contemporary sources offer several variations: Oh, Sailor Behave!, Oh Sailor, Behave and Oh! Sailor, Behave!.
       The film marked the motion picture debuts of Ole Olsen (1892--1963) and Chic Johnson (1891--1962). For additional information on the comedy team of Olsen and Johnson, please consult the entry above for Helazapoppin' (1941). ...

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The film was copyrighted under the title Oh Sailor Behave, without punctuation, but other contemporary sources offer several variations: Oh, Sailor Behave!, Oh Sailor, Behave and Oh! Sailor, Behave!.
       The film marked the motion picture debuts of Ole Olsen (1892--1963) and Chic Johnson (1891--1962). For additional information on the comedy team of Olsen and Johnson, please consult the entry above for Helazapoppin' (1941).

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
15 Feb 1931
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
Addl dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOUND
Clare A. Riggs
Rec eng
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play See Naples and Die by Elmer Rice (New York, 24 Sep 1930).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
SONGS
"When Love Comes in the Moonlight," "Leave a Little Smile," "Tell Us Which One Do You Love" and "Highway to Heaven," words by Al Dubin, music by Joe Burke.
SONGWRITER/COMPOSER
DETAILS
Release Date:
16 August 1930
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
23 July 1930
LP1437
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,223
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Social climber Nanette Dodge and Charlie Carroll, a reporter for the Paris Herald sent to interview a Romanian general, meet in Venice and fall in love. At the same time, Simon and Peter, American sailors, are searching for a peg-legged robber and become embroiled in trouble with Louisa, a local siren who leads them on. Charlie, thwarted in his interview, is aided by Kuni, the general's favorite. In London, Nanette's sister, Mitzi, receives a blackmail threat from Kosloff, a Russian prince with whom she has had an affair; Nanette determines to vamp the prince so as to obtain the incriminating letters, but he tricks her and she is forced to marry him to save her sister. Learning of her marriage, Charlie decides to marry Kuni. But Nanette arrives with an explanation. The prince kidnaps Nanette but is shot when he appears disguised as the general, leaving Charlie and Nanette free to ...

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Social climber Nanette Dodge and Charlie Carroll, a reporter for the Paris Herald sent to interview a Romanian general, meet in Venice and fall in love. At the same time, Simon and Peter, American sailors, are searching for a peg-legged robber and become embroiled in trouble with Louisa, a local siren who leads them on. Charlie, thwarted in his interview, is aided by Kuni, the general's favorite. In London, Nanette's sister, Mitzi, receives a blackmail threat from Kosloff, a Russian prince with whom she has had an affair; Nanette determines to vamp the prince so as to obtain the incriminating letters, but he tricks her and she is forced to marry him to save her sister. Learning of her marriage, Charlie decides to marry Kuni. But Nanette arrives with an explanation. The prince kidnaps Nanette but is shot when he appears disguised as the general, leaving Charlie and Nanette free to marry.

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