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Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical.

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Cast

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José Iturbi
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Police Sergeant (as 'Rags' Ragland)
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Cafe Manager
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Admiral Hammond
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Carlos (as Carlos Ramirez)
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Police Captain
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Bertram Kraler
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Admiral's Aide
Sharon McManus ...
Little Girl Dancer
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Radio Cop
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Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical. Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

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On waves of song . . . laughter and romance ! Two love-lost sailors on a four-day leave of fun and frivolity ! See more »


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Unrated | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

13 August 1945 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Leven anclas  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The campaign ribbons worn by Kelly and Sinatra throughout the film symbolize the Silver Star for heroism (which they receive at the film's beginning), The American Campaign medal for overseas deployment, and the Asiatic Pacific medal for deployment to the Pacific Theater. The two stars on their Asiatic Pacific medals indicate they had fought in two major battles. See more »

Goofs

The factual mistake about Joe's rating chevrons was incorrectly entered as a goof. The Gunners Mate rating badge, among some others, was worn on the right sleeve until April 2, 1949. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Admiral Hammond: On behalf of your commanding officer I'm sure I can tell Mr. Jose Iturbi that the officers and crew of ship are grateful to him for coming here, to lead our naval bands in this ceremony.
José Iturbi: Along with every other civilian, it is I who am grateful to you, and to all the men in the United States navy.
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Connections

Referenced in Sex and the City: Anchors Away (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
(1847) (uncredited)
Music by Franz Liszt
Played on pianos by José Iturbi and a group of piano students
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One of the best examples of dance ever...
1 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The only reason I give this movie 8/10 stars, and not 10, is because 1) Sinatra is awful and 2) the love interest of Kelly's character leaves much to be desired, (IMHO). Do love that Dean Stockwell, Quantum Leap - Al, is the little boy. The dance sequence with Jerry Mouse is one of the most entertaining and amazing dance sequences I have ever seen. Tom and Jerry is still a personal favorite of mine and my daughter's. I'm 28 and she's 4, so while the character is less iconic than Mickey, he is still a favorite of many children and adults today. Kelly is as always captivating, his eyes full of fun and excitement. In every movie I have ever seen him in, he always steals the show. One of the best dancers of the 20th century. It is no wonder Paula Abdul "sampled" Kelly's moves. I would also list Gene Kelly as one of the most beautiful people of the 20th century. If you were to watch only one part, don't miss Kelly's dance with Jerry Mouse. You will NOT be disappointed.


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