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Director:
Writers:
Dwight Taylor (screen play) and
Allan Scott (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
20 February 1936 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
In the Super-Dreadnought of Musical Shows See more »
Plot:
A Navy sailor tries to rekindle a romance with the woman he loves while on liberty in San Francisco. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 nominations See more »
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Fox Musical Singer / Star Tony Martin Has Died
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One Of My Favorite Astaire-Rogers Films See more (52 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Fred Astaire ... Bake Baker

Ginger Rogers ... Sherry Martin

Randolph Scott ... Bilge Smith

Harriet Hilliard ... Connie Martin
Astrid Allwyn ... Mrs. Iris Manning

Betty Grable ... Singer in Trio
Harry Beresford ... Captain Hickey
Russell Hicks ... Jim Nolan
Brooks Benedict ... David Sullivan
Ray Mayer ... Dopey Williams

Lucille Ball ... Kitty Collins
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jean Acker ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Richard Alexander ... Paradise Ballroom Waiter (uncredited)
Constance Bergen ... Ticket Seller (uncredited)
Frederic Blanchard ... Captain Jones (uncredited)
Lynton Brent ... Deck Officer (uncredited)
Phyllis Brooks ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Tom Brower ... Policeman (uncredited)
Edward W. Burns ... Sailor (uncredited)

Lita Chevret ... Showgirl in Casino Number (uncredited)
Bob Cromer ... Contest Dancer (uncredited)
Marge Curson ... Small Role (uncredited)
Billy Dooley ... Sailor (uncredited)
Lester Dorr ... Sailor in Dress Whites (uncredited)
Frank Ellis ... Band Member (uncredited)
Dorothy Fleisman ... Stenographer Contest Dancer (uncredited)
Bud Geary ... Coxswain (uncredited)
Huntley Gordon ... Touring Officer (uncredited)
Jeanne Gray ... Singer in Trio (uncredited)
Harvey S. Haislip ... Executive Officer (uncredited)
Jane Hamilton ... Paradise Ballroom Waitress (uncredited)
Joy Hodges ... Singer in Trio (uncredited)
Mary Jane Irving ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Frank Jenks ... Sailor (uncredited)
Maxine Jennings ... Paradise Ballroom Hostess (uncredited)
Jerry Larkin ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Thelma Leeds ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Doris Lloyd ... Mrs. Courtney (uncredited)
George Lollier ... Deck Officer (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Quartermaster (uncredited)

Tony Martin ... Sailor (uncredited)
Kitty McHugh ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Sailor (uncredited)
Frank Moran ... Husky Sailor (uncredited)
James Pierce ... Paradise Ballroom Bouncer (uncredited)
David Preston ... Dishwasher Minor Role (uncredited)
Dick Purcell ... Lead Marine on Ship (uncredited)
Addison Randall ... Lieutenant Williams (uncredited)
Herbert Rawlinson ... Mr. Webber - Paradise Ballroom Owner (uncredited)
Joey Ray ... Dance Contest Announcer (uncredited)
Gertrude Short ... Cashier in Paradise Ballroom (uncredited)
William Smith ... Ensign Gilbert (uncredited)
Mary Stewart ... Mary - Chorus Girl & Dancer (uncredited)
Frank Sully ... Sailor (uncredited)
Kay Sutton ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Eddie Tamblyn ... Sailor (uncredited)
Blanca Vischer ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Max Wagner ... Marine Leader (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Iris' Butler (uncredited)
Allen Wood ... Office Boy (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark Sandrich 
 
Writing credits
Dwight Taylor (screen play) and
Allan Scott (screen play)

Hubert Osborne (founded upon the play "Shore Leave")

Lew Lipton  contributor to dialogue (uncredited)
Dorothy Yost  contributor to screenplay construction (uncredited)

Produced by
Pandro S. Berman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
David Abel (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Henry Berman  (as Henry M. Berman)
 
Art Direction by
Van Nest Polglase 
 
Costume Design by
Bernard Newman (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Lynn Shores .... unit manager (uncredited)
C.J. White .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James E. Casey .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sydney M. Fogel .... assistant director (uncredited)
Argyle Nelson .... assistant director (uncredited)
John Sherwood .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Carroll Clark .... associate art director
Darrell Silvera .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
George Marsh .... sound cutter
Hugh McDowell Jr. .... recordist
 
Special Effects by
Vernon L. Walker .... photographic effects (as Vernon Walker)
 
Visual Effects by
Donald Jahraus .... miniatures (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Miehle .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claire Cramer .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Carroll Clark .... associate editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Irving Berlin .... lyrics and music by
Philip Faulkner Jr. .... music recordist (as P.J. Faulkner Jr.)
Max Steiner .... musical director
Maurice De Packh .... music arranger (uncredited)
Hans Honer .... German lyrics (uncredited)
Zarah Leander .... playback singer (uncredited)
Gene Rose .... music arranger (uncredited)
Walter Scharf .... music arranger (uncredited)
Roy Webb .... music arranger (uncredited)
Clarence Wheeler .... music arranger (uncredited)
 
Other crew
David Belasco .... play "Shore Leave" as produced by
Harvey S. Haislip .... technical advisor (as Harvey S. Haislip Commander U.S.N. Retired)
Hermes Pan .... ensembles stager
Jack Gargan .... stand-in: Fred Astaire (uncredited)
Audrey Lindley .... stand-in: Harriet Hilliard (uncredited)
Eric Mack .... stand-in: Randolph Scott (uncredited)
Elizabeth McGaffey .... research director (uncredited)
Marie Osborne .... stand-in: Ginger Rogers (uncredited)
Jack Rice .... stand-in (uncredited)
Helen Weber .... stand-in: Harriet Hilliard (uncredited)
Trudy Wellman .... script clerk (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
110 min | USA:80 min (re-release)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (R C A Victor System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:AL (original rating) (1936) | UK:U | USA:Approved (PCA #1801)

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Trivia:
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!See more »
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Let Yourself GoSee more »

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20 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
One Of My Favorite Astaire-Rogers Films, 28 October 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

This is one of the best Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers films, or at least one of my favorites. Most of the A-R movies feature great dancing but sappy romance stories. This still has the courtship corniness but not as pronounced as the other films.

This movie features not just great dancing but likable characters and a bunch of good songs. The music is the central theme here and what's nice is the addition of a tap solo by Rogers. She not only was a super dancer but a very pretty woman and one with tremendous figure. She dances also with Fred, of course, and they're always a fun pair to watch on the dance floor.

Growing up in the 1950s watching "Ozzie & Harriet" on television, it was a real kick the first time I saw this to see such a young Harriet Hilliard. No surprise than Ozzie fell for this beauty. Although she had that short early '30s hairstyle, I recognized her voice right away. Also in this movie are quick appearances by Betty Grable and Lucille Ball, but I have to admit that I have yet to out Ball. I can't find her, but I know she's in here.

Astaire, except for some obnoxious gum-chewing in the first third of the film, was fun to watch and Randolph Scott - although better in westerns - is likable, too.

This is simply a nice, feel-good film and good one if you want to to enjoy the great talents of Astaire and Rogers.

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