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Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Passed | | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical | August 1945 (USA)
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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Police Sergeant (as 'Rags' Ragland)
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Cafe Manager
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Carlos (as Carlos Ramirez)
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Bertram Kraler
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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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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

There are 20 grand pianos featured in the Hollywood Bowl sequence. See more »

Goofs

When Clarence is singing to the waitress in the restaurant there is a picture of Susita on the wall. When seen at a distance her head is tilted to the left but in a closeup her head is vertical. 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

Edited into Family Guy: Road to Rupert (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Chiapanecas (While There's Music There's Romance) (The Celebrated Mexican 'Clap Hands' Song)
(1938) (uncredited)
English Lyric by Albert Gamse (1941)
Spanish Lyric by Emilio De Torre
Music by V. De Campo
Arranged by Ricardo Romero
Copyright 1938 and 1941 by Edward B. Marks Music Corporation
Performed by Gene Kelly and Sharon McManus
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the dancing debut of Jerry Mouse
7 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

Famous for the scene where Gene Kelly dances a duet with Jerry Mouse, this zippy musical is also the one where Kathryn Grayson trills 'Jealousy', and Frank Sinatra sings in the arena of a thousand pianos ('I Fall in Love Too Easily'). Grayson is a young mother who wants more than anything else to be in the movies. Her little boy (Dean Stockwell, who would turn up much later in TV's Quantum Leap) wants to join the US forces, and so he meets sailors Kelly and Sinatra heading out for a bit of leave. There are some echoes of 'On the Town' in this movie, but not enough to spoil the mix.


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