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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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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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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! See more »


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Leven anclas  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Friday 4 January 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11) followed by Philadelphia Friday 8 March 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); in New York City it first aired Friday 7 March 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2) followed by San Francisco 9 April 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). At this time, color broadcasting was in its infancy, limited to only a small number of high rated programs, primarily on NBC and NBC affiliated stations, so these film showings were all still in B&W. Viewers were not offered the opportunity to see these films in their original Technicolor until several years later. See more »

Goofs

During the opening sequence the Navy band is supposed to be standing on the deck of an aircraft carrier. As the camera pulls back it is obvious that most of the deck is simply painted on and that the "deck" ends about twenty feet in front of the band. Additionally, in some wide-screen prints of the film, the vertical edge of the painting and the studio wall behind it are clearly visible at the right-hand edge of the screen for about 2 seconds before the camera angle changes. 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

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Soundtracks

Anchors Aweigh
(1906) (uncredited)
Music by Charles A. Zimmerman
Played off-screen during the opening credits
Played by a Navy Band conducted by José Iturbi
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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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