Seven Days Ashore (1944)

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Circumstances force a womanizing playboy on leave from the Merchant Marine to ask two shipmates to help him by dating two surplus girlfriends.


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18 April 2002 | lzf0
Mediocre Musical Comedy
I assume this B picture used some of the sets from the previous RKO opus "Seven Days Leave", which starred Victor Mature and Lucille Ball. Both films feature the talents of Marcy McGuire. The music from "Seven Days Leave" is used as background music for "Seven Days Ashore".

The comedy team of Wally Brown and Alan Carney is topped billed, but they are really supporting players. The film's story is centered on the amorous adventures of Gordon Oliver and Elaine Shepard. Brown and Carney play Oliver's buddies. This is one of the few times in their cinema careers when Brown and Carney did not play Jerry and Mike. Obviously, the script was not written with them in mind. There just isn't much comedy here; Brown and Carney don't even get to do a patter routine! Marcy McGuire has a few good musical numbers, but not one number is given to Brown and Carney. Marcy has almost no interaction with the comics. Carney and Marcy would have made a very funny pair. Freddie Slack is on hand and plays the piano. The biggest surprise of the film and the best laughs are supplied by Margaret Dumont (of Marx Brothers' fame), who plays a terrible opera singer. However, she does not have any interplay with Brown and Carney.

If you enjoy wartime musicals, "Seven Days Leave" is not bad, but for those looking for some good slapstick, you are better off with "Girl Rush" or "Zombies on Broadway".

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Release Date:

19 October 1945

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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