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A Girl in Every Port (1952 film)

A Girl in Every Port is a 1952 comedy film directed by Chester Erskine. The film stars Groucho Marx, Marie Wilson, and William Bendix.[2] It was based on the short story They Sell Sailors Elephants by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan.[3]

A Girl in Every Port
Theatrical release poster
Directed byChester Erskine
Produced byIrwin Allen
Irving Cummings, Jr.
Written byFrederick Hazlitt Brennan (story)
Chester Erskine
StarringGroucho Marx
Marie Wilson
William Bendix
Music byRoy Webb
CinematographyNicholas Musuraca
Edited byRalph Dawson
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • January 8, 1952 (1952-01-08) (US)[1]
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited States


Two sailors are conned into buying a lame race-horse. They go ashore to sort out the problem, but when they realize that the horse is one of a pair of identical twins, their plan for revenge becomes more complicated.



A.W. of The New York Times wrote in his review: "The parlay of Groucho Marx, Marie Wilson, William Bendix, to say nothing of a horse-racing mix-up, the United States Navy and sabotage should have paid off in plenty of laughs. But 'A Girl in Every Port,' which breezed into the Paramount yesterday, brimming with these ingredients, is merely an involved mélange of obvious antics and gags, only one or two of which are likely to generate chuckles."[4]


  1. ^ "A Girl in Every Port: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved May 31, 2014.
  2. ^ "A Girl in Every Port". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  3. ^ Coniam, p. 63.
  4. ^ A.W. (February 14, 1952). "A Girl in Every Port". The New York Times. New York City: The New York Times Company. Retrieved September 13, 2016.


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