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Release Date:
18 December 1944 (USA) See more »
They're in the NAVY now! See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Very entertaining, especially for Hutton See more (19 total) »


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Bing Crosby ... Johnny Cabot

Betty Hutton ... Susan / Rosemary Allison

Sonny Tufts ... Windy 'Pinetop' Windhurst

Ann Doran ... Ruth
Gwen Crawford ... Tex

Noel Neill ... Dorothy

Catherine Craig ... Lt. Townsend

Anabel Shaw ... Isabel (as Marjorie Henshaw)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Terry Adams ... Wave (uncredited)

Harry Barris ... Bandleader (uncredited)
Carmella Bergstrom ... Wave (uncredited)

Lillian Bronson ... Johnny Cabot Fan (uncredited)
Charles D. Brown ... Capt. Johnson (uncredited)

Mae Clarke ... Ens. Kirk (uncredited)

Yvonne De Carlo ... Wave (uncredited)
Evelyn Dockson ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Mimi Doyle ... Johnny Cabot Fan (uncredited)
Pauline Drake ... Wave (uncredited)
Jimmie Dundee ... Chief Petty Officer (uncredited)
Tay Dunn ... Stretcher Bearer (uncredited)
Edward Emerson ... Civilian (uncredited)

Helena Phillips Evans ... Bartender (uncredited)
Maxine Fife ... Pretty Woman (uncredited)

James Flavin ... Shore Patrolman (uncredited)

Bess Flowers ... Nightclub extra (uncredited)

William Forrest ... Lieutenant Commander (uncredited)

Mona Freeman ... Fainting Girl (uncredited)
Joel Friend ... Dancer (uncredited)
Jon Gilbreath ... Petty Officer (uncredited)

Greta Granstedt ... Operator at Control Tower (uncredited)
Beatrice Gray ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Kit Guard ... Cab Driver (uncredited)

William Haade ... Chief Petty Officer (uncredited)

Ellen Hall ... Johnny Cabot Fan (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Nightclub Extra (uncredited)
Alex Havier ... Waiter (uncredited)

Weldon Heyburn ... Civilian (uncredited)

Al Hill ... Lieutenant - J.G. (uncredited)
Nan Holliday ... WAVE (uncredited)
Shirley Hunter ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Jerry James ... Sailor (uncredited)
Dorothy Jarnac ... Wave (uncredited)
Carlotta Jelm ... Fainting Girl #2 (uncredited)
Jerry Jerome ... Lieutenant - J.G. (uncredited)
Florence Johnson ... Young Girl (uncredited)
Stan Johnson ... Chief Aviation Pilot (uncredited)
Roberta Jonay ... Wave (uncredited)

Gwen Kenyon ... Operator at Control Tower (uncredited)
Eddie Kover ... Miles & Kover Trio (uncredited)
Don Kramer ... Miles & Kover Trio (uncredited)

Lorraine Krueger ... Wave (uncredited)

Louise La Planche ... Photographer (uncredited)
Odessa Lauren ... Cigarette Girl at Cobra Club (uncredited)

Kay Linaker ... Pretty Woman (uncredited)

Babe London ... Window Washer (uncredited)

Gloria Marlen ... WAVE (uncredited)

Vera Marshe ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
William Meader ... Petty Officer (uncredited)
Ruth Miles ... Miles & Kover Trio (uncredited)

Frances Morris ... WAVE (uncredited)

William Murphy ... Petty Officer (uncredited)
Roseanne Murray ... Wave (uncredited)

Norma Gene Nelson ... Johnny Cabot Fan (uncredited)

Jack Norton ... Waiter at Cabana Club (uncredited)
Oscar O'Shea ... Commodore (uncredited)

Cyril Ring ... Lieutenant Colonel (uncredited)
Albert Ruiz ... Stretcher Bearer (uncredited)
Larry Thompson ... Petty Officer (uncredited)

George Turner ... Naval Recruit (uncredited)
Gordon Warner ... Lieutenant Commander (uncredited)

Minor Watson ... Superior Officer (uncredited)
Mary K. Wells ... Wave (uncredited)
Buddy Wilkerson ... Sailor (uncredited)

Jean Willes ... Johnny Cabot Fan (uncredited)
Guy Zanette ... Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark Sandrich 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ken Englund  (as Ken England)
Zion Myers 
Allan Scott 

Produced by
Mark Sandrich .... producer
Original Music by
Robert Emmett Dolan (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Charles Lang 
Film Editing by
Ellsworth Hoagland 
Art Direction by
Roland Anderson 
Hans Dreier 
Set Decoration by
Ray Moyer 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
Production Management
C. Kenneth Deland .... unit manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles C. Coleman .... assistant director (as C.C. Coleman)
George Templeton .... assistant director
Art Department
Milt Gross .... set sketcher (uncredited)
Sound Department
Hugo Grenzbach .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
Gordon Jennings .... special photographic effects
Paul K. Lerpae .... special photographic effects (as Paul Lerpae)
Jan Domela .... special photographic effects assistant (uncredited)
W. Wallace Kelley .... process photography assistant (uncredited)
Harry Perry .... process photography assistant (uncredited)
Irmin Roberts .... special photographic effects assistant (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Guy Bennett .... second camera operator (uncredited)
Haskell B. Boggs .... second camera operator (uncredited)
Music Department
Robert Emmett Dolan .... musical director
Benny Carter .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Sidney Cutner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Joseph J. Lilley .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
George Parrish .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Harry Simeone .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Philip Wisdom .... music mixer (uncredited)
Other crew
Daniel Dare .... choreographer (as Danny Dare)
Kathleen C. Quinn .... technical advisor
Maxine Ardell .... dance double: Betty Hutton (uncredited)
Clarice Chambers .... dance double (uncredited)
Alice Kirby .... dance double (uncredited)
Sam Ledner .... dance supervisor: "That Old Black Magic" sequence (uncredited)
Vera Marshe .... double: Betty Hutton (uncredited)
Charles Mayon .... dance double: Bing Crosby (uncredited)
Gladys Percey .... research director (uncredited)
Dorothy Robinson .... research assistant (uncredited)

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Additional Details

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99 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Did You Know?

Moton Picture certificate #10179.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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.See more »
Anchors AweighSee more »


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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Very entertaining, especially for Hutton, 9 March 2014
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

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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