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A Ticklish Affair (1963)





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In this romantic comedy, a Navy commander is sailing off San Diego Bay when he sees an SOS. He discovers it came from a mischievous boy who is playing with a signal light. The commander then meets the boy's widowed mother and romance ensues, until he asks for her hand.


Gig Young
as Cmdr. Key Weedon
Shirley Jones
as Amy Martin
Red Buttons
as Flight Officer Simon Shelley
Carolyn Jones
as Tandy Martin
Edgar Buchanan
as Gramps Martin
Eddie Applegate
as Yeoman Corker Bell
Edward Platt
as Capt. Haven Hitchcock
Bill Mumy
as Alex Martin
Bryan Russell
as Luke Martin
Robert Foulk
as Policeman
Milton Frome
as Fireman
Peter Robbins
as Grover Martin
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What can only be described as a sweet film, this family comedy is bright and sunny even when the situation takes a turn for the perilous. Full of sprightly performances this is the kind of film that rarely gets made anymore and when it does is drowned in sugary sentiment. The Jones girls, Shirley and Carolyn are both most engaging, play well off each other and look great. In Carolyn's case this might be the most attractive she ever was on screen. As the men in their lives Gig Young get a rare chance to be the romantic lead who doesn't lose the girl in the end performing with his customary charming agility. Red Buttons provides comic relief but his character is more than that and he does it well, he and Carolyn are a surprisingly compatible couple. A film that will leave you charmed at the conclusion this should really be more widely known.

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