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Follow the Fleet (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 20 February 1936 (USA)
A Navy sailor tries to rekindle a romance with the woman he loves while on liberty in San Francisco.

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Sherry Martin
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Connie Martin (as Harriet Hilliard)
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Mrs. Iris Manning
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Captain Hickey
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Kitty Collins
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Storyline

When the fleet puts in at San Francisco, sailor Bake Baker tries to rekindle the flame with his old dancing partner, Sherry Martin, while Bake's buddy Bilge Smith romances Sherry's sister Connie. But it's not all smooth sailing: Bake has a habit of losing Sherry's jobs for her; and despite Connie's dreams, Bilge is not ready to settle down. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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20 February 1936 (USA)  »

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Blekitna parada  »

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Budget:

$747,000 (estimated)
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(R C A Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

It has been claimed that a very young Jack Carson appeared in an undetermined bit role, but he has never been definitely observed as appearing in the final release print. See more »

Quotes

Connie Martin: [after a long embrace and kiss] Kinda takes my wind out of my sails.
Bilge Smith: There aren't any sails these days, baby. Just steam. Full steam ahead!
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Soundtracks

I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket
(1936) (uncredited)
Written by Irving Berlin
Played during the opening credits
Also played on piano by Fred Astaire
Song and dance performed by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
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We joined the navy to see the world! And what did we see? We saw the sea...
16 February 2005 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

This is my all-time favorite Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film. The dialogue between the two is so cute and funny and very clever. Not to mention this film contains some of the best songs recorded by the two; like I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket and Let's Face the Music and Dance. If I remember correctly, this was the film that introduced me to Fred Astaire so I suppose because of that it will always hold a special place in my heart (sorry for the sentimental cr*p but I'm woman so get over it)All in all this film gets an 8/10 from me. The choreography was superb and also the fact that Lucille Ball is in it makes it even more awesome.


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