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Navy Blues (1941)

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On a layover in Hawaii two conniving Navy seamen borrow money to lay down bets that their ship will win the upcoming gunnery practice trophy, having found out that the current gunnery champ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Marge 'Margie' Jordan
Jack Oakie ...
Cake O'Hara
Martha Raye ...
Lilibelle Bolton
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Powerhouse Bolton
Herbert Anderson ...
Homer Matthews
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'Buttons' Johnson
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Tubby (as Jackie C. Gleason)
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Mac
Richard Lane ...
'Rocky' Anderson
John Ridgely ...
Jersey
Navy Blues Sextette ...
Musical Sextette
Kay Aldridge ...
Navy Blues Sextette Member (as Katharine Aldridge)
Georgia Carroll ...
Navy Blues Sextette Member
Marguerite Chapman ...
Navy Blues Sextette Member
Peggy Diggins ...
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On a layover in Hawaii two conniving Navy seamen borrow money to lay down bets that their ship will win the upcoming gunnery practice trophy, having found out that the current gunnery champ has just transferred aboard their ship. What they haven't learned, however, is that the marksman's enlistment is up before the contest is supposed to take place. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Hold Everything for That Wonderful Whirlwind of Gobs, Gals and Glee! See more »


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13 September 1941 (USA)  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Navy Blues Sextet were the winners of a contest in which U.S. soldiers were asked to pick the six most beautiful women from a field of 150, many of whom were Warner Bros. contract actresses. The winners were Georgia Carroll, Alexis Smith, Loraine Gettman (Leslie Brooks), Kay Aldridge, Marguerite Chapman and Peggy Diggins. Smith was replaced by Claire James when she was assigned a role in Dive Bomber (1941). See more »

Goofs

During the gunnery awards ceremony, the band is playing, "Semper Paratus". This is the service anthem for the U.S. Coast Guard, and would not be played during a U.S. Navy awards ceremony. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Summer of '42 (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

In Waikiki
(uncredited)
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by The Navy Blues Sextet at the luau
Sung and danced to by Ann Sheridan
Played as background music
Reprised by Martha Raye at the end
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Fun little musical
21 February 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This is a surprisingly breezy, and brassy, little musical about U.S. Navy sailors in Hawaii. The plot, as is often the case, isn't anything unusual, but the songs are catchy, Ann Sheridan looks great in a hula skirt (and sings and dances surprisingly well), Jack Haley and Jack Oakie make a hilarious team--they should have made more pictures together--and everybody looks like they're having a great time. Also keep your eye on a very young Jackie Gleason. Even though he doesn't have very much of a part, he still stands out and you can see that he was going to be going places. It's not one of the great musicals of all time, but is definitely worth a look.


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