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

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Bugle call: see also The Gay Divorcee (1934) and Roberta (1935). See more »

Quotes

Bake Baker: I don't often try to apologize 'cause I seldom make any mistakes.
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Soundtracks

I'd Rather Lead a Band
(1936) (uncredited)
Written by Irving Berlin
Song performed by Fred Astaire
Dance performed by Fred Astaire and chorus
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Beautiful Film
11 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is just a great, fun, lovely film. It captures the true essence of the decade and of the people, and tells a beautiful love story of two sisters with two sailors. Though this film may only be in Black and White, it definitely doesn't count against it now in modern days. The main basic purpose of the movie is timeless. This movie features great acting, beautiful song and dance numbers, and great design work and film shots. Follow the Fleet is also comical, there are funny moments, moments that will make you laugh, but other moments where the acting just gets you so involved into the storyline. Its amazing how though this movie may be set in a certain decade, how it can affect those today. If you want to see something great, check this out.


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