Tars and Spars

Tars and Spars is a 1946 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Alfred E. Green and starring Alfred Drake, Janet Blair, and Marc Platt.

Tars and Spars
Tars and Spars.poster.jpg
Theatrical poster for the film
Directed byAlfred E. Green
Produced byMilton H. Bren
Written byJohn Jacoby
Sarett Tobias
Decla Dunning
Barry Trivers
StarringAlfred Drake
Janet Blair
Marc Platt
Music byM. W. Stoloff
CinematographyJoseph Walker
Edited byAl Clark
Release date
  • January 10, 1946 (1946-01-10) (US)[1]
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited States


Howard Young is a coast guardsman who has been on shore duty for three years despite his efforts to be sent into action. His nearest approach to sea duty was on a harbor-moored life raft for 21 days as part of an experiment with a new type of vitamin gum for the government. He meets Christine Bradley, a SPAR, sent to take over his communications job and, by things he leaves unsaid, she thinks his life-raft experience was the result of a ship-wreck at sea.

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  1. ^ "Tars and Spars: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on August 28, 2017. Retrieved August 26, 2017.

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