The Sailor Takes a Wife

The Sailor Takes a Wife is a 1945 American romantic comedy film directed by Richard Whorf and starring Robert Walker and June Allyson.

The Sailor Takes a Wife
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRichard Whorf
Produced byEdwin H. Knopf
Written byAnne Morrison Chapin
Whitfield Cook
Based onplay Happily Ever After
by Chester Erskine
StarringRobert Walker
June Allyson
Music byJohnny Green
CinematographySidney Wagner
Edited byIrvine Warburton
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • December 28, 1945 (1945-12-28)
CountryUnited States
Box office$2,559,000[1]


During World War II, a sailor in New York City who is about to be shipped out to Europe marries a woman he has just met. Then he unexpectedly receives a medical discharge.



According to MGM records, the film earned $2,269,000 in the US and Canada and $290,000 elsewhere, making a profit of $683,000.[1][2]


  1. The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  2. Another source says $2.5 million in US rentals "60 Top Grossers of 1946", Variety 8 January 1947 p8

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