"Road To Singapore" - the gay subtext in this film is just SO OBVIOUS - was anybody at the time aware of it? - my God, they even OCCUPY THE SAME BED! - as a comedy team, I find them "swarmy" - because they are just so close to being "lovers" - in fact, they probably are, but would never admit it - after all, Dorothy Lamour is around to do all of that housekeeping - by the way, where does she sleep?!
I was watching THE SILENT WORLD again, a DVD I have had for a while and have seen multiple times. We see Jacques-Yves Cousteau (who married twice and had kids) leading an all-MALE expedition in the early fifties. Even the Dachshund on board is male (cue shot of him sleeping on his back exposing his "manhood".) Some of the material is not critter friendly: dynamite at a coral reef is used in the name of science (disturbing scene of dead fish in the water) and a baby s-p-e-r-m whale has to be put out of her misery after the Calypso dangerously glides into a herd for closer examination and she gets cut severely by the ship.
Yet the fun about this film and KON-TIKI (the black and white documentary, not the 2011 dramatization, includes some matter-of-fact full frontal nudity) is all of the bro-bonding with NO women present. Everybody is shirtless with their swimsuits hardly staying up (and probably off frequently when cameras aren't rolling), along with plenty of hugging and bro-buddy affection. You know these guys had to periodically get a "release" with so many months at sea. Maybe they didn't have full on action with each other but there certainly was some mutual "satisfaction" going on. Just like at war time when the soldiers in the trenches couldn't possibly have spent the entire time shooting at the enemy and merely waiting patiently to find a brothel or furlough time with their sweetheart back at home.
So, of course, there is always something questionable about the buddy adventures when Dorothy Lamour wasn't around.