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The Fleet's In (1942)

Approved | | Musical, Romance | 24 January 1942 (USA)
After a shy sailor is kissed by a female starlet as part of a publicity stunt, he becomes known as a stud; his friends then bet that he'll be able to defrost an icy nightclub singer.

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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
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Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra Leader (as Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra)
Gil Lamb ...
Spike
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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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Remake of Lady Be Careful (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

I Remember You
(uncredited)
Music by Victor Schertzinger
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Dorothy Lamour, Bob Eberly, Helen O'Connell, chorus and Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra (as Jimmy Dorsey's Orchestra)
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Wonderful "Variety Show'" with performers at their peak.

This was one of Paramount's biggest grossers of 1942, and it gave Betty Hutton the chance of a lifetime. She is a powerhouse here with great chemistry with her co-star, Eddie Bracken. They were to go on to greater heights in MIRACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK. It's almost everything the audiences of wartime 1942 wanted: bright and bouncy music done by the top talent of the day, a star, Dorothy Lamour, who never looked better, and a silly escapist plot to lighten one's mood. The only drawback: it was filmed in black-and-white, when it screamed for Technicolor. Still, this is a musical that should be on DVD and NOW! What's not to sell? It has a young William Holden, Dorothy Lsmour, Betty Hutton's dynamics, one of the top Big Bands, Jimmy Dorsey, and the singing talents of Bob Eberle and Helen O'Connell. Priceless nostalgia.


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