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A Girl in Every Port (1928)

US 78m, B&W, Silent
Director: Howard Hawks; Cast: Victor McLaglen, Robert Armstrong, Louise Brooks

A Girl in Every Port is a high-spirited comedy about two sailors, nicknamed Spike and Salami, who are rivals for the attention of the same women who they “visit” in every port. Eventually resolving their differences, the two come to prefer the company of one another, at least until Spike falls for the charming Mam’selle Godiva, a carnival high diver. Following revelations that she had an earlier relationship with Salami, and that she was planning to take Spike’s money, the two men once again become rivals as jealousy threatens their friendship (Klaus Ming May 2017).

3 comments on “A Girl in Every Port (1928)

  1. Hoosier X

    I’m such a big fan of Louise Brooks that whenever I come across one of her films – anywhere! – I have to see it! So I was happy to come across A Girl in Every Port on YouTube a few years ago. It might be bit slow for viewers who aren’t used to silent films and it’s certainly not in the same league as Beggars of Life or Pandora’s Box, but I found it consistently watchable and entertaining, especially with so many people I like! McLaglen is always good and I’m also a big fan of Robert Armstrong. And also Leila Hyams from Freaks is in it! She’s great! So for me, this was quite a success!

    • Klaus

      I feel the same way about Brooks’s films. Always worth a watch. I have a couple of her later sound films which i’m looking forward to seeing.

  2. nicolaskrizan

    In my mind I was thinking of »Docks of New York« from the same year and covering similar themes. Seems I haven’t seen this one after all, something that should be amended judging from your rave reviews!

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