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Here Comes the Navy (1934)

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

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Dorothy
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Dorothy Tree ...
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Robert Barrat ...
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Willard Robertson ...
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Howard C. Hickman ...
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Maude Eburne ...
Droopy's Mother
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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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21 July 1934 (USA)  »

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Hey, Sailor!  »

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The airship in the movie, the USS Macon, holds the world record (along with her twin sister USS Akron) for biggest helium filled airship. 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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Anchors Aweigh
(1906) (uncredited)
Music by Charles A. Zimmerman
In the score during the opening credits and at the end
Also in the score during maneuvers
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On board the U.S.S. Arizona, while she floated.
15 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Cagney was great as a stubborn smart aleck, and that is what the James Cagney had a great manner of getting the girl, whether it be Bette Davis in THE BRIDE CAME C.O.D. (1941) or Gloria Stuart in HERE COMES THE NAVY (1934).

In HERE COMES THE NAVY, Chesty O'Conner (Cagney) joins the navy simply to have a shot at a rematch brawl with naval officer Biff Martin (Pat O'Brien). On board, he wants to take O'Brien's girl who turns out to be his sister (Stuart). He befriends Droopy Mullins, a sidekick type splendidly played by Frank McHugh.

This was a delightful film, a must for fans of Cagney's humor. And for navy buffs who like to note the service between the world wars, as the Department of the Navy is cited as cooperating in this film.

Oh, and my wife reminds me to point out that there is a blimp in this picture. It is dated to that extent, but its themes and comedy are always applicable. (The blackface scene being the notable exception, but as such attitudes were very present in yesterday's Hollywood, we must bit our lips and let them pass. In this film, the actual African American characters look at Cagney in blackface as if he were goofy. They, too, let it pass.)


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