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The Navy Way (1944)

 -  Drama | War  -  26 February 1944 (USA)
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The experiences of a disparate group of young men as they make their way through Navy boot camp.

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Robert Lowery ...
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Ellen Sayre
William Henry ...
Malcolm Randall (as Bill Henry)
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Frankie Gimble
Sharon Douglas ...
Trudy
Robert Armstrong ...
CPO Harper
Tom Keene ...
Steve Appleby (as Richard Powers)
Larry Nunn ...
Billy Jamison
Mary Treen ...
Agnes
Wallace Pindell ...
Sailor Joslin (as Wally Pindell)
John 'Skins' Miller ...
Recruit Pop Lacy
Joseph Crehan ...
Chaplin Benson
Hjalmar F. Hanson ...
Great Lakes Naval Station Choir Director (as Commander Hjalmar F. Hanson)
Art Lasky ...
Fighter
John J. 'Red' Madigan ...
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The experiences of a disparate group of young men as they make their way through Navy boot camp.

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Action, Ahoy! FOR ROMANCE...AND A SHIPLOAD OF THRILLS! (original print ad - many caps) See more »

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26 February 1944 (USA)  »

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Os Marinheiros São Assim  »

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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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Neither the Right Way Nor the Wrong Way
28 March 2004 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This is a flag-waving programmer about the lives of boots at the Great Lakes Training Facilities during World War II. It manages to cover all the bases without doing much wrong. This Pine-Thomas feature -- they were known as "Dollar Bills" because of their ability to squeeze out a decent flick on a tight budget -- manages to have a few interesting bits despite a lack of top-notch talent.

The central story, about turning around an unwilling draftee Robert Lowery, who is more interested in winning a boxing championship than the War, and his romance with gorgeous WAVE Jean Parker is a bit subpar, but a fine supporting cast including a humorous ex-shoe clerk Roscoe Karns, cowboy Tom Keene whose son has already died in the war and and Robert Armstrong as their instructor manages to keep things humming along.


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