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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 overview, first billed only:
Marge Jordan
Jack Oakie ...
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 ...
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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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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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$1,200,000 (estimated)

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »


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Great Forgotten Musical- A treat to see Ann Sheridan and Martha Raye together
10 December 2002 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

This movie is a wonderful musical. In the 1930s Warner Brothers was the tops when it came to musicals with Busby Berkeley. In the 1940s, Warner Brothers was famous for their gangster, tough movies. But every now in then, Warner Brothers did a musical featuring Ann Sheridan most of the time. Ann Sheridan has a wonderful singing voice, she's up there with Alice Faye and Judy Garland, but today no one really acknowledge her singing. She does a great Hawaiian dance, she looks great dressed in Hawaiian customs. Martha Raye, I think has a special place in everyone heart, is a great comic, and sings some tunes with Ann Sheridan. There's no competition in this film, Ann Sheridan and Martha Raye holds their own and their great together. Together their two great comics, singers, and dancers. Two, forgotten greats of Hollywood. If you can see this movie, try to find it, you won't be sorry. I'm not=)

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