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Cast

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Marge Jordan
Jack Oakie ...
Cake O'Hara
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Lilibelle Bolton
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Powerhouse Bolton
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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 Sextet Member (as Katharine Aldridge)
Georgia Carroll ...
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Navy Blues Sextet Member
Peggy Diggins ...
Navy Blues Sextet Member
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Navy Blues Sextet Member (as Loraine Gettman)
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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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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

Cake O'Hara: Why i'm so lucky, the horses put MY shoes up over their doors!
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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
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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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Very good musical comedy. The two Jacks, Rita and Jackie make the movie.
29 March 2003 | by (United States Ohio) – See all my reviews

I was working in The Imperial Theatre in Charlotte,NC in 1941 when this movie was shown. It, along with The Fleets In, is the reason I joined the Navy and served 33 years. Jackie Gleason, even though he had few lines, did a good job and exibited what would become his trade mark in the future.


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