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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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The Countess
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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)
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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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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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Feature film debut of Betty Hutton. See more »

Connections

Remake of Lady Be Careful (1936) See more »

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Anchors Aweigh
(uncredited)
Music by Charles A. Zimmerman
Played as the ship pulls into San Francisco Bay
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Full of laughs and hummable music. See it if you can.
7 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

It took almost 65 years from my first viewing of this musical to the recent viewing when I managed to acquire a DVD of "The Fleet's In". Can't think of another musical in which such disparate performances of classics appear in the same movie. "Tangerine" was identified with Helen O'Connell for her entire career. "Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry" was never associated with anyone but the irrepressible Betty Hutton. Although Dorothy Lamour was not as closely identified with the classic "I Remember You", it was the third standard that emerged from this low budget musical. The marvelously funny Lorraine and Rognan were to appear in only one more performance recorded on film ('Salute For Three' in 1943)

Gil Lamb may not have been a believable threat to Eddie Bracken but his many and varied comic abilities were superlative such as his 'harmonica' routine. Enough of his work was included to make the 'trip home' delightful. (You CAN go home again for old movies) If the opportunity ever arises, leap at the chance to see this WWII movie.


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