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The Fleet's In (1942)

Approved | | Musical, Romance | 24 January 1942 (USA)
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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Casey Kirby
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Barney Waters
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Bessie Dale
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Jake
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Diana Golden
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Eileen Wright
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Cissie
Jimmy Dorsey ...
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra Leader (as Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra)
Gil Lamb ...
Spike
Jack Norton ...
Kellogg
Roy Atwell ...
Arthur Sidney
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Admiral Wright
Jean Lorraine ...
Dance Specialty (as Lorraine and Rognan)
Roy Rognan ...
Dance Specialty (as Lorraine and Rognan)
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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 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 »

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24 January 1942 (USA)  »

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Esquadra à Vista  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Final film of Barbara Kent. See more »

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Remade as Sailor Beware (1952) See more »

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The Fleet's In
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Music by Victor Schertzinger
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by Betty Jane Rhodes
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Slight Paramount Fare has a Good Cast
18 October 2004 | by (Ottawa) – See all my reviews

This is a slight, inconsequential little Paramount musical that somehow manages to be whimsical & appealing.

Directed by Victor Schertzinger (his last movie), it boasts a good cast of rising stars at Paramount: Dorothy Lamour as the Countess of Swingland, a glamorous nightclub hostess who entertains sailors on leave; Betty Hutton as Lamour's impetuous roommate Bessie; William Holden as Casey the shy sailor who intends to win a bet so he can kiss the Countess; Eddie Bracken as the eccentric shipmate of Holden; and a very young and upcoming Barbara Britton.

While Lamour and Holden are the leading stars in this slightly erratic war-time entertainment, it is actually Betty Hutton's star-making show. She made her feature debut here. She literally steals almost every scene she's in, with her wacky comic acts. And her rapport with Bracken was a delight in its self.

Some scenes drag pretentiously, especially the routine comic acts performed on stage to entertain the soldiers. Still, the songs and numbers are quite enjoyable in their own whimsical sort of way, especially Hutton's delivery of "Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing in a Hurry."

Nice Fun and worth a catch, if you like this sort of musicals.


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