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In the Navy (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 30 May 1941 (USA)
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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The Navy's All At Sea...With Those Riotous "BUCK PRIVATES"! See more »


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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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This film became an even bigger hit than Buck Privates (1941), becoming the sixth highest grossing film of the year. 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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Featured in The World of Abbott and Costello (1965) See more »

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You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith
(1941) (uncredited)
Written by Don Raye, Hugh Prince, and Sonny Burke
Played during the opening credits
Later sung a cappella by Lou Costello
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A&C's best service comedy
12 January 2001 | by (US) – See all my reviews

The duo's second service comedy of 1941 is also one of their best films. The humor abounds, especially in the sequence where Costello tries to impress the Andrews Sisters by captaining the ship. The comic highlights of the film are the "Lemon Bit" (watch as the boys try to keep a straight face) and Costello's efforts to get into a hammock.

The romantic subplot isn't bad, either, as the always excellent Dick Powell croons his way into Claire Dodd's heart. One may find themself wrapped up in this plotline, unlike most romantic subplots in A&C's films.

Funny material, the Andrews Sisters, a decent plot and an appearance by the one and only Shemp Howard make "In The Navy" an A&C treat. 8 out of 10.


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