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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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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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Trivia

USS Macon was a rigid airship built and operated by the United States Navy for scouting and served as a "flying aircraft carrier", designed to carry up to five single-seat Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk biplane aircraft for scouting. One of these Sparrowhawk biplanes can be seen in the background when the crew of USS Macon is gathered prior to departure. See more »

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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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Spoofed in Beware of Barnacle Bill (1935) See more »

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Hey! Sailor
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Music by Sammy Fain
First number played by the band at the Iron Workers' Frolic
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here comes the navy and here comes fun
7 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First of all, tell Mr. Guttman to spell Ms. Stuart's name correctly. At any rate, she was around the water in "Here Comes the Navy" and in it in "Titanic."

But the Navy pic is fun thanks mostly to part of WB's team of Irishers. Cagney, O'Brien, McHugh all provided plenty of enjoyment in that decade.

As has been pointed out, "Here Comes the Navy" is fascinating history. You get a chill when you realize the Arizona was the ship sunk at Pearl Harbor, and when you realize that the Macon was a history maker.

The (all white) Navy was very well represented in this flick, but its raison d'etre for it was just what the moviegoers of that time expected

  • sharp, crackling dialog between Cagney and O'Brien. It is Cagney's
pic. No one can upstage that ball of fire.

So, if you want to have fun, enjoy some nostalgia, get involved with some history, get your paws on "Here Comes the Navy."

I'm an old Army man but, anchors aweigh. A couple tons, I imagine.


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