She Learned About Sailors (1934)

Genres - Musical  |   Run Time - 76 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this romantic comedy, a chanteuse singing in a trashy Shanghai bar finds hope for escape when a rakish sailor comes to town and falls in love with her. They are happy during his brief layover, but then his ship departs and he must return Stateside. The sailor doesn't make a lot of money and fears that he could never adequately support his new love, and so writes her a letter explaining that they can never meet again. He sends the letter, but it is intercepted by two practical jokers who write a new letter telling the singer how much the sailor loves her. Upon receiving the love letter, the hapless lady sets sail for Los Angeles. Unfortunately, her lover refuses to acknowledge her. Now the two jokers try to do everything they can to bring the two back together. Songs include: "Here's the Key to My Heart" (Richard Whiting, Sidney Clare), "She Learned About Sailors" (Clare, Whiting) and "If I Were Adam and You Were Eve" (James J. Hanley).

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love, romance, songwriter