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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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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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Richard Lane ...
'Rocky' Anderson
John Ridgely ...
Jersey
Navy Blues Sextette ...
Musical Sextette
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Navy Blues Sextette Member (as Katharine Aldridge)
Georgia Carroll ...
Navy Blues Sextette Member
Marguerite Chapman ...
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Peggy Diggins ...
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Storyline

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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ship | navy | contest | hawaii | uniform | See more »

Taglines:

MEET the GIRLS! GREET the GOBS! HEAR the SONGS! (original ad - almost all caps) See more »


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Release Date:

13 September 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Flottan går iland  »

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Budget:

$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

References Affectionately Yours (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Navy Blues
(uncredited)
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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