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The Fleet's In (1942)

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Shy sailor Casey Kirby suddenly becomes known as a sea wolf when his picture is taken with a famous actress. His buddies then make a bet with some other sailors that Casey can defrost an ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Casey Kirby
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Barney Waters
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Bessie Dale
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Jake
Betty Jane Rhodes ...
Diana Golden
Barbara Britton ...
Eileen Wright
Cass Daley ...
Cissie
Jimmy Dorsey ...
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra Leader (as Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra)
Gil Lamb ...
Spike
Jack Norton ...
Kellogg
Roy Atwell ...
Arthur Sidney
Robert Warwick ...
Admiral Wright
Jean Lorraine ...
Dance Specialty (as Lorraine and Rognan)
Roy Rognan ...
Dance Specialty (as Lorraine and Rognan)
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Storyline

Shy sailor Casey Kirby suddenly becomes known as a sea wolf when his picture is taken with a famous actress. His buddies then make a bet with some other sailors that Casey can defrost an icy night club singer known as the Countess. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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It's Ankles Aweigh...and Heaven help a poor sailor in a plight like this! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Musical | Romance

Certificate:

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Release Date:

24 January 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Esquadra à Vista  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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'I'll Remember You', written by Victor Schertzinger and Johnny Mercer and introduced in this film, became an international million-seller for Australian-born Frank Ifield in 1962, reaching #1 UK and #5 US Pop. See more »

Connections

Remade as Sailor Beware (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

If You Build a Better Mousetrap
(uncredited)
Music by Victor Schertzinger
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Betty Hutton (voc) and Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
Also performed by Bob Eberly (voc), Helen O'Connell (voc) and Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
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Lots of fun full of great stars!
20 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

First of all, let me say it is a crime this movie is not available on DVD. Is anyone listening? A very early effort for William Holden and he is right on target as the good looking but shy country boy who is asked by his buddies to help them win a bet by seducing the untouchable "Countess",beautifully played by the gorgeous Dorothy Lamour. It was this movie,not the Bob and Bing road movies, that made me fall for Dorothy. The movie is full of laughs and good songs from the 40s. This movie came out just after the beginning of WWII and in time to bring a little humor to an America that would soon grow war-weary. If you like 1940s musicals, this is one of the best. Just as a note,the movie was later remade for Elvis Presley, given an army slant instead of navy, and called "G.I. Blues".


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