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A young widow Amy Martin with three young boys is investigated by the Navy after one of her children inadvertently sends out a distress signal in Morse code by the blinds on his upstairs bedroom window. Commander Weedon and crew observe the signal from their ship and investigates. He falls for the young mother and proposes marriage. However, she is reluctant to have her family live out of a suitcase and initially declines. Gramps tries to bring her on board to sail the sea of love with the commander.

  1. George Sidney


  2. Ruth Brooks Flippen


Top Billed Cast

  1. Shirley Jones

    Shirley Jones

    Amy Martin

  2. Gig Young

    Gig Young

    Key Weedon

  3. Red Buttons

    Red Buttons

    Flight Officer Simon 'Uncle Cy' Shelley

  4. Carolyn Jones

    Carolyn Jones

    Tandy Martin

  5. Edgar Buchanan

    Edgar Buchanan

    Captain Martin / Gramps

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A Ticklish Affair
A Ticklish Affair


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Status Released

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  • August 18, 1963


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 28m

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