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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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Cast

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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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Singer in Trio
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Captain Hickey
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Jim Nolan
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Dopey Williams
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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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$747,000 (estimated)
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| (re-release)

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(R C A Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When "Follow the Fleet" was released to commercial TV in the 1950s, because of its length, musical numbers, most frequently Harriet Nelson's two songs, were cut to make more room for commercials. This was a common fate that often befell musical productions deemed too long to fit pre-determined shorter time slots, the amount of mutilation depending on the local editors of the station scheduling it. See more »

Quotes

Sherry Martin: Well, I don't see any Admiral stripes on you!
Bake Baker: I like to go incognito just to mingle with the boys.
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Connections

Referenced in Oi palioi mas filoi: Leo Rapitis See more »

Soundtracks

Get Thee Behind Me, Satan
(1935) (uncredited)
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Harriet Nelson
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Final dance number is unforgettable.
18 May 2003 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

Although I enjoyed seeing Harriet Hilliard and Lucille Ball as other characters than Desi's "Lucy" and Ozzie's "Harriet", I would be happy to just watch the final dance number over and over and never see the rest of the movie--it's hauntingly beautiful and the most touching I've ever seen.

It's not just a dance number! With body language alone they act out a very emotional, but unspoken drama.


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