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Here Come the Waves (1944)

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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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Johnny Cabot
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Susan / Rosemary Allison
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Windy 'Pinetop' Windhurst
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Dorothy
Catherine Craig ...
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Anabel Shaw ...
Isabel (as Marjorie Henshaw)
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Storyline

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 <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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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 »

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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 »

Quotes

Susan: [With a whiskey flask] I got something here that'll warm us up but quick. Have one?
Johnny Cabot: No, thanks.
Susan: Well, down the hatch as you sailors say.
Johnny Cabot: [Looking at the flask] Hah! That's the stiff that puts waves on your permanent.
Susan: Sure you won't have one?
Johnny Cabot: [Doubtfully] Did you leave any?
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Soundtracks

Ac-Cen-Tchu-Ate the Positive
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Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by Bing Crosby and Sonny Tufts
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A bit dull
13 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Betty Hutton plays twins, Susan and Rosemary, who both sign up to join the WAVES. Singer Johnny (Bing Crosby) also joins the navy and is posted alongside his friend Windy (Sonny Tufts). The foursome start dating and put on a show........what a surprise!.....

It's wartime morale-boosting blurge and it's all just a bit boring. Betty Hutton plays one twin - Rosemary - as demure with dark hair and she is her usual boisterous, shouty self for the other twin - Susan. Sonny Tufts is pretty dreadful and Bing Crosby, for all his transparent enthusiasm to join the forces, really doesn't belong in the navy. The standout part of the film is the "Accentuate The Positive" number which is done in black-face. As for the story, just when you hope it's going to end, it seems to continue with yet another misunderstanding. The film is overcomplicated with few highlights. Oh yeah, Betty Hutton looks like a transvestite in a dark wig - she's much better as a blonde.


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