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Follow the Fleet (1936)

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A Navy sailor tries to rekindle a romance with the woman he loves while on liberty in San Francisco.

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Bake Baker
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Sherry Martin
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Connie Martin
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Mrs. Iris Manning
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Singer in Trio
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Captain Hickey
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Brooks Benedict ...
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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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(R C A Victor System)

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When "Follow the Fleet" was released to commercial TV in the 1950s Harriet Hilliard's two songs were cut to make more room for commercials. Later they were restored for showings on cable-TV movie channels. See more »

Quotes

Bake Baker: Sherry tells me you're leaving. Well, that's probably the wisest thing to do. Run away! All this stuff about fighting for your man and all that makes things so complicated. Now, if all girls would just give up and run back to Bellport, then we'd definitely see the end of family life, little Junior would remain just an idea, and every man would burn his own toast. I thank you!
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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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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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