Son of a Sailor (1933)

Passed   |    |  Adventure, Comedy


Son of a Sailor (1933) Poster

A smooth-talking sailor looking for a quick date meets the granddaughter of an admiral and finds himself in a house full of top Navy officers, along with a couple of spies interested in plans for a new robot-controlled flight system.

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

6/10
127

Photos


See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


15 April 2014 | bkoganbing
6
| Drones invented in 1933?
It was interesting to learn in Son Of A Sailor that fourteen years before I was born the US Navy was already testing drone airplanes. It wasn't called drone then, the term was robot flying. Imagine what you learn in a Joe E. Brown comedy.

As the title says, the film is set in the navy and our protagonist is the braggadocious Joe E. Brown taking his Alibi Ike character into Uncle Sam's Navy. There ain't nothing this guy can't do if you listen to him. His pal Frank McHugh listens to him intently and as they role play they provide a lot of hilarity for the rest of the crew and the movie audience.

But Brown becomes a real hero when he saves the plans for the drone airplane and the plane itself from foreign spies. The last 15 minutes or so move like an Indiana Jones feature.

Son Of A Sailor is a prime example of the comedy of Joe E. Brown and a good introduction to his work.

Critic Reviews


The Biggest Diva on "Game of Thrones" Wasn't Human

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau talks about his favorite "Game of Thrones" moments, including the behind-the-scenes drama involved when working with a bear ...

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

Check out our guide to superheroes, horror movies, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com