Cinema: Boy Meets Kiddies

A Ticklish Affair is unlikely to tickle anybody who is not addicted to an old Hollywood plot—boy meets girl's kiddies. Three lads want to find a husband for Mommy, a Navy widow (Shirley Jones). One day they flash a semaphoric SOS from their bedroom window toward the naval base across the bay, succeed in alerting a considerable portion of the U.S. Navy. When a suitably goodhearted, simple-minded commander (Gig Young) comes jeeping to the house, the boys look him over, decide he is just the man for Mommy. From then on, the story cruises so predictably that viewers may get an...

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