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Navy Blue and Gold (1937)

Passed  -  Drama | Sport  -  19 November 1937 (USA)
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James Stewart joins the Naval Academy under a false name so that he could clear his father's name who was a career Naval officer. When one of his instructors starts telling his father's ... See full summary »

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James Stewart joins the Naval Academy under a false name so that he could clear his father's name who was a career Naval officer. When one of his instructors starts telling his father's story he jumps up to defend his father. When the Academy finds out about the false name and who his father was, they must decide whether to expel him or investigate and clear his father's name. Written by Harold Thornton

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TAKE A TIP FROM A GUY IN THE SERVICE...YOU'LL STAND AND CHEER THIS GREAT PICTURE! IT'S ONE OF THE BEST AND MOST THRILLING NAVY PICTURES EVER MADE! NO KIDDING! (original print ad - all caps)

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19 November 1937 (USA)  »

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Cadetes del mar  »

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Gil Kuhn, captain of the 1936 U.S.C. football team, was "technical expert for gridiron sequences." See more »

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Near the end of the climatic Army-Navy game, Navy scores a touchdown and extra point to tie the score at 7 late in the game. The next scene has Army then kicking off to Navy. This is of course incorrect as Navy would be kicking to Army following the score. See more »


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Written by Daniel Butterfield
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A fun and enlightening perspective on the USNA from the 1930's
6 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a fun period piece for graduates, parents of current midshipmen or of Naval Academy graduates, or staff and faculty of the Naval Academy to get a look at the US Naval Academy of the 1930's. It's fun light piece which provides some interesting historical perspective on the USNA - to include the left hand salute to Tecumseh, the rooms in Bancroft Hall, the yard prior to much of the WW2 and post WW2 construction etc. The story is light but fun and is a reflection of the pre-WW2 America in which it was made. Also fun to see a very young Jimmy Stewart and Robert Young, and the "Good Witch" from the Wizard of Oz.


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