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Russ Raymond, America's number one crooner, disappears and joins the Navy under the name Tommy Halstead. Dorothy Roberts, a magazine journalist, is intent on finding out what happened to Russ and she tries everything she can to get a picture of him to prove he's Russ Raymond. Tommy's friends, Pomeroy Watson and Smokey Adams,help him while Pomeroy writes love letters to Patty Andrews. But because Smokey makes Pomeroy lie about himself in the letters, and when Patty comes to the Navy base, she's furious at Pomeroy. When Pomeroy, Smokey, Tommy and the Andrews sisters set sail for Hawaii, Pomeroy discovers there's a tomato in the potato locker, and she's been snapping shots of Tommy the whole trip. Whether Pomeroy's proving that 7 x 13 = 28 - three different ways, having Smokey help him play ship captain for Patty, or falling out of his hammock, it's an Abbott and Costello classic. Written by
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When the picture was sent to the U.S. Navy for approval, the Navy refused to have its name associated with it because of the sequence at the end when Watson takes over a ship and does some decidedly un-military manoeuvres with it. The producers came up with the idea of having Watson accidentally taking a sleeping potion and dreaming the entire sequence. When this scene was shot and edited in, the Navy lent its backing to the picture. See more »
With fabulous songs from the Andrews Sisters (as in BUCK PRIVATES' "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy") and the hilarity of comedy team Abbott and Costello, IN THE NAVY has some great gags such as 13 times 7= 28. The story follows two friends, who, along with a singer trying to hide his identity, join the navy and set sail for the high seas. A good Abbott and Costello, but not their best. Also Recommended: BUCK PRIVATES, ONE NIGHT IN THE TROPICS (all 3 available on the BEST OF ABBOTT AND COSTELLO VOLUME 1 DVD from Universal)
MPAA Rating: not rated
My Rating: Ages 5 and up (some mild violence)
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