Here Comes the Navy (1934)

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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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Complete credited cast:
Dorothy Tree ...
Robert Barrat ...
Commander Denny
Willard Robertson ...
Executive Officer
Dance-Floor Manager (as Guinn Williams)
Howard C. Hickman ...
Captain (as Howard Hickman)
Maude Eburne ...
Droopy's Mother


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 <>

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Release Date:

21 July 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hey, Sailor!  »

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"Chesty" is a slang term of the period referring to a man "with his chest puffed up" - i.e., one who is arrogant, swaggering, cocky, a braggart. See more »


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 »


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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Hey! Sailor
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
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an absolute must for historians
22 March 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This review is so glowing because this film is one of the most important films, historically speaking, I have ever seen. While it is yet another Jimmy Cagney film in many ways, it shocked me when I saw that the film was set aboard the USS Arizona--the famous ship that was completely destroyed with most of its crew at Pearl Harbor just a few years later. Seeing Cagney and crew walking about this doomed ship is a rare opportunity to see the ship that still rests at the bottom of Pearl.

Later, to my utter amazement, the USS Macon (one of the US Navy's dirigibles) makes an appearance as well! This huge airship was to be destroyed in a storm only a year later, and once again the real ship was used in parts of the film. This is once again an amazing opportunity to see the ship.

So, combining the two rare opportunities with a pretty decent Cagney film gives you a film well-worth seeing. For those who don't care about the historical aspects of the film, I give it a 7--it's still pretty good and worth a look.

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