Show business twin sisters Rosemary and Susie, one serious and the other a scatterbrain, join the WAVES and both fall in love with crooner Johnny Cabot.



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Complete credited cast:
Johnny Cabot
Susan / Rosemary Allison
Windy 'Pinetop' Windhurst
Gwen Crawford ...
Catherine Craig ...
Lt. Townsend
Isabel (as Marjorie Henshaw)


Twin sisters Rosemary and Susie Allison are successful nightclub performers. Their act is about to come to a close when serious-minded Rosemary announces she's joining the Waves. Fun-loving Susie decides to enlist also, especially after she learns that crooner Johnny Cabot has just been drafted by the Navy. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <>

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Release Date:

18 December 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Tentação da Sereia  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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A major point in the film is that Johnny Cabot (Bing Crosby) is colorblind. This was true in real life. "He will think something is a beautiful blue," his wife once explained, "and it will turn out to be a bilious green." His loud clothing was the butt of many jokes, especially by Bob Hope. See more »


When Betty Hutton begins to write a letter, she is shown in medium shot and she is obviously just scribbling on the paper, but after the cut to an over-the-shoulder shot, the writing does not match and it is neat and legible. See more »


Susan: You know what you are, Windy? You're the man behind the woman behind the man behind the gun.
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Here Come the Waves
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by the Waves while marching
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The film's technical advisor was my late aunt.
11 June 2003 | by (Brewster, NY) – See all my reviews

My late aunt, Kathleen C. Quinn, was the technical advisor for "Here Come the Waves". She was a Lieutenant(jg) in the WAVES and was assigned to the movie. She said that the most difficult part of her job was in getting both the studio and the female cast, including Betty Hutton, to keep the hair styles within WAVE regulation length. (Regulation length was much shorter than the popular styles of the time.) She always told us that both Bing and Betty were very easy to work with.

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