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Shipmates (1931)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 25 April 1931 (USA)
The handsome young seaman John Paul Jones falls in love with Kit Corbin. Kit is the daughter of admiral Ben Corbin. But John is unable to act upon his love because of social class ... See full summary »

Director:

(uncredited)

Writers:

(based on the story: "Maskee" by), (adaptation) (as Lou Edelman) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

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Jonesey
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Scotty
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Kit
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Admiral Corbin
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Bilge
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Mike
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Mary Lou
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What-Ho (as Edward Nugent)
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Wong
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Captain Beatty
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Auntie
William Worthington ...
Admiral Schuyler
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Storyline

The handsome young seaman John Paul Jones falls in love with Kit Corbin. Kit is the daughter of admiral Ben Corbin. But John is unable to act upon his love because of social class differences. Meanwhile a perpetually angry Capt. Henry Beatty constantly abuses him while he struggles to get into the Naval Academy. Written by Robert

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

25 April 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Colegas de Bordo  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

This is one of about two dozen feature films directed by Harry A. Pollard, which the American Film Institute Catalog of Feature Films, in all 3 of their volumes, 1911-1920, 1921-1930 and 1931-1940, chooses to erroneously credit to comedian Harry (Snub) Pollard, who is, of course, a different person entirely. See more »

Soundtracks

Reveille
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Traditional
Played by an offscreen bugler to awaken the crew
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Entertaining Movie
27 July 2003 | by (Santiago de Chile.) – See all my reviews



What a pleasant surprise, I didn't expect anything special from this film, and it's a really entertaining yarn involving the US Navy, with Robert Montgomery in the leading role, as devil-may-care sailor who falls for an Admiral's daughter (Dorothy Jordan).

There are funny, fine, comedy moments, especially between Montgomery and the excellent Ernest Torrence, and also with Cliff Edwards, who impersonates the hero's pal. Also, there's romantic competition and rivalry, involving Montgomery and Gavin Gordon, who plays a Navy Lieutenant in love with Jordan. There are also some fine action moments with battleships and a fire scene.

A worthwhile early talkie, if you catch it on TCM give it a try!


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