Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Sailors on Leave stars William Lundigan as sailor Chuck Stephens, who has borrowed so much money from his fellow gobs that he's in debt up to his eyelids. Chuck's shipmates decide to get even with him by arranging a "fake" marriage with cafe songstress Shirley Ross that turns out to be genuine. Naturally, the two despise each other, at least until fadeout time. Staving off the inevitable final clinch is a silly subplot involving stolen jewels. Shirley Ross, who three years before this Republic programmer was filmed had introduced "Thanks For the Memory" with Bob Hope in Big Broadcast of 1938 (38), is here paired with the ever-popular Bill Shirley in four forgettable musical interludes.
marriage, marriage-arranged, Navy, sailor, battleship, debt, crew, jewel-robbery, criminal, fake