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Here Comes the Navy (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 21 July 1934 (USA)
A cocky guy joins the Navy for the wrong reason but finds romance and twice is cited for heroism.

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Droopy
Dorothy Tree ...
Gladys
Robert Barrat ...
Commander Denny
Willard Robertson ...
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Howard C. Hickman ...
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Maude Eburne ...
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Storyline

To continue a grudge with naval officer Biff Martin, feisty construction worker Chesty O'Connor joins the navy and manages to get stationed on the same ship as Martin. Further complications arise when O'Connor starts dating Martin's sister, whom he meets while on shore leave. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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THE HIT! THE STARS! THE FLEET! All America Wants To See Again! (reissue poster) See more »

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21 July 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hey, Sailor!  »

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Trivia

The movie was filmed in the spring of 1934 on the U.S.S. Arizona, which was sunk on 7 December 1941 at Pearl Harbor. See more »

Goofs

The telegram Chesty receives is dated May 13, but his court martial for going AWOL after getting the telegram gives the date of the offense as April 2. See more »

Quotes

Wilbur 'Droopy' H. Mullins: [Droopy waves, then blows a kiss to his buddy, Chesty, who's leaving the ship for a new post.]
CPO: [Backs away from Droopy] What are you two guys, a couplea violets?
Wilbur 'Droopy' H. Mullins: Aw, mind your own business.
[Blows Chesty another kiss]
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Featured in James Cagney: Top of the World (1992) See more »

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Hey! Sailor
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
First number played by the band at the Iron Workers' Frolic
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Decent Cagni film
14 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

About half way through the movie you see the U S Pacific fleet (San Diego based at the time in 1934)on Sea Maneuvers out by Santa Catalina Island, California. This is the only motion picture footage of the "Arizona" firing her 14 inch live rounds (She is the first of several Battleships firing from left to right). Footage was taken by the U S S "Macon", Navy Airship at the time. The airship was caught in a storm about a year later very close to where they were filming and fell from the sky. About 250 of the sailors who were aboard the "Arizona" at the time of the film were also on deck December 7, 1941 when the Empire of Japan attacked the ship inside Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Notice the sleeping quarters (hammocks) for the sailors at that time.


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