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In the Navy (1941)

Passed  -  Comedy | Musical | Romance  -  30 May 1941 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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 Lindsay Smith <dsmith@wev.twc.com>

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30 May 1941 (USA)  »

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Hello, Sailor  »

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$380,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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During the "I'll Take the Water" routine, in which the sailors fill their mouths with water in order to spray Lou Costello, Costello actually cracked up and spit his mouthful of water onto the floor, but the take was so funny it was kept in the film. See more »

Quotes

Smokey Adams: Did you ever go to school, stupid?
Seaman Pomeroy Watson: Yeah, and I come out the same way.
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References Buck Privates (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

We're in the Navy
(1941)
Lyrics by Don Raye
Music by Gene de Paul
Sung by Dick Powell and sailors aboard ship
Reprised by Patty Andrews (uncredited), Maxene Andrews (uncredited) and Laverne Andrews (uncredited) at the end
Played during the end credits
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good comedy
16 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

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)

Grade: 7/10

MPAA Rating: not rated

My Rating: Ages 5 and up (some mild violence)


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