Navy Blues (1941)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  13 September 1941 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Marge Jordan
Cake O'Hara
Lilibelle Bolton
Powerhouse Bolton
Herbert Anderson ...
Homer Matthews
'Buttons' Johnson
Tubby (as Jackie C. Gleason)
Richard Lane ...
'Rocky' Anderson
John Ridgely ...
Navy Blues Sextet Member (as Katharine Aldridge)
Georgia Carroll ...
Navy Blues Sextet Member
Navy Blues Sextet Member
Peggy Diggins ...
Navy Blues Sextet Member
Navy Blues Sextet Member (as Loraine Gettman)


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 <>

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


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Release Date:

13 September 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Flottan går iland  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Film debut of Jackie Gleason. See more »


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 »


Lilibelle Bolton: If I knew ya was so dumb, I never woulda married ya!
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Crazy Credits

The actors spell out the words 'The End' as they sing and march into formation at the very end. See more »


References Manpower (1941) See more »


Navy Blues
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by Ann Sheridan, Martha Raye and many cast members
Played as background music often
Reprised by The Navy Blues Sextet and sailors at the end
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Gal's & Gob's in bouncy musical comedy
22 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

After the Navy docks in Honolulu the fun begins when some sailors get into hot water due to a contest and the gals are not far behind. There's wisecracks galore with Ann Sheridan, Jack Oakie, Martha Raye and Jack Haley. A highlight and a sight to behold is Miss Sheridan in a grass skirt doing the hula in the big production number of "Waikiki". Rounding out the cast are Herbert Anderson, Jack Carson and a very young Jackie Gleason. A Warner Brothers film it is shown occasionally on Turner Classic Movies.

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