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Anchors Aweigh (1945)

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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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José Iturbi ...
Himself
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Donald Martin
Pamela Britton ...
Girl from Brooklyn
Rags Ragland ...
Police Sergeant (as 'Rags' Ragland)
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Cafe Manager
Henry O'Neill ...
Admiral Hammond
Carlos Ramírez ...
Carlos (as Carlos Ramirez)
Edgar Kennedy ...
Police Captain
Grady Sutton ...
Bertram Kraler
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Admiral's Aide
Sharon McManus ...
Little Girl Beggar
James Flavin ...
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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13 August 1945 (Brazil)  »

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Leven anclas  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

Film debut of Dean Stockwell. See more »

Goofs

When Joe is dancing in the Olvera street sequence he grabs two candles, blows out the flames, then uses the candles as drumsticks hitting some glass balls and other items. The sound given off is of a hard object striking the balls showing that the "candles" are wooden fakes since a wax candle would make a different sound. 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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Soundtracks

If You Knew Susie
(1925) (uncredited)
Music by Joseph Meyer
Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva
Sung by Frank Sinatraand Gene Kelly
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Musical comedy at its best
21 February 2000 | by (flint mi) – See all my reviews

Everything a musical comedy should be. Gene Kelly (as Joe Brady) doesn't miss a step, and Frank Sinatra (as Clarence Doolittle) doesn't miss a note. Scenes with them together are very good, showing how much talent can add to a somewhat uneven plot. Sinatra's "I Fall in Love Too Easily" is an indication of his then and future best. Kelly's "Mexican Hat Dance" with a young Mexican girl is delightful. Kelly certainly earned his nomination as Best Actor. And there is a bushel of truly funny lines, like: "You think the navy takes dopes?"; "You think anybody sings a sailor to sleep?"; and, "We got in a little trouble, we picked up a little kid." A thoroughly enjoyable movie, just the thing for shaking off the dust of a recently concluded World War II.


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