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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Marge 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
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Navy Blues Sextette Member (as Katharine Aldridge)
Georgia Carroll ...
Navy Blues Sextette Member
Marguerite Chapman ...
Navy Blues Sextette Member
Peggy Diggins ...
Navy Blues Sextette Member
Leslie Brooks ...
Navy Blues Sextette Member (as Loraine Gettman)
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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 All (18) »

Taglines:

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


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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)

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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 »

Quotes

Powerhouse Bolton: Well, i just figured we're in so much trouble, we couldn't get in any more.
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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 »

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Referenced in Gleason (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Sailing, Sailing, Over the Bounding Main
(uncredited)
Written by Godfrey Marks
Sung by Ann Sheridan, Martha Raye and The Navy Blues Sextette with revised lyrics (in the "Navy Blues" number)
Played as background music
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Lightweight musical, but ban the Hog Calling
23 July 2004 | by (Adelaide Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a lightweight musical produced by Warners who were lost finding something for Ann Sheridan to do, I am sure that she would not have classed it as one of her better films. Whoever came up with the hog-calling sequences, and that Anderson guy to do them definitely needed to get another job!! It was great to see two such beauties as Kay Aldridge and Marguerite Chapman supporting Ann Sheridan in the "Waikiki" number, which was clearly the highlight of the whole movie. Martha Raye and Jackie Gleason were good and certainly added to the fun, but Jack Oakie's double-take humour definitely wears thin over 90 minutes. Warners trotted out a lot of their stock players for this one, and they were all adequate in what was really a B- Film.


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