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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
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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 »
[With a whiskey flask]
I got something here that'll warm us up but quick. Have one?
Well, down the hatch as you sailors say.
[Looking at the flask]
Hah! That's the stiff that puts waves on your permanent.
Sure you won't have one?
Did you leave any?
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Bing Crosby and Betty Hutton are always watchable and both had wonderful voices. Here Come the Waves showcases their talents very well. Admittedly the story is pretty disposable, being predictable and at times over-complicated. However, Here Come the Waves is well-made, I never found myself bored and the songs are absolutely great. Accentuate the Positive is the one that was nominated for an Oscar, and as fun that song is(yes even with the black-face) I Promise You and There's a Fellow Waiting Poughkeepsie left more of an impression on me. Here Come the Waves has a very witty script full of broad comedy situations and sharp satire that always go along at an energetic pace, never losing its entertainment value. Bing Crosby sings beautifully, particularly in That Old Black Magic and is a charming leading man. Sonny Tufts is an awkward actor somewhat but there is outside of his handsomeness that is pretty endearing to watch. But it's Betty Hutton who steals the show, her voice is as powerful as ever, she brings a huge amount of energy to everything she does here and she does sassy and touching remarkably well in two contrasting roles. Overall, very entertaining and well worth seeing for the songs and Betty Hutton. 8/10 Bethany Cox
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