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Director:
Writers:
Isobel Lennart (screen play)
Natalie Marcin (suggested by a story by)
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Release Date:
13 August 1945 (Brazil) See more »
Tagline:
On waves of song . . . laughter and romance ! Two love-lost sailors on a four-day leave of fun and frivolity ! See more »
Plot:
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. See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 4 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(37 articles)
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User Reviews:
Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly singing and dancing on the shore See more (59 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Frank Sinatra ... Clarence Doolittle

Kathryn Grayson ... Susan Abbott

Gene Kelly ... Joseph Brady
José Iturbi ... Himself

Dean Stockwell ... Donald Martin
Pamela Britton ... Girl from Brooklyn
Rags Ragland ... Police Sergeant (as 'Rags' Ragland)

Billy Gilbert ... Cafe Manager
Henry O'Neill ... Admiral Hammond
Carlos Ramírez ... Carlos (as Carlos Ramirez)
Edgar Kennedy ... Police Captain
Grady Sutton ... Bertram Kraler

Leon Ames ... Admiral's Aide
Sharon McManus ... Little Girl Beggar
James Flavin ... Radio Cop
James Burke ... Studio Cop
Henry Armetta ... Hamburger Man
Chester Clute ... Iturbi's Assistant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mimi Aguglia ... Old Lady (uncredited)
Paulita Arvizu ... Cashier in Café (uncredited)

Bobby Barber ... Salad Cook on Olvera Street (uncredited)
Harry Barris ... Sailor Asking Joe to Get Autographs (uncredited)
Joseph E. Bernard ... Old Doorman (uncredited)
Sara Berner ... Jerry Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Steve Brodie ... Soldier (uncredited)
Alex Callam ... Commander (uncredited)
John Cannon ... Sailor (uncredited)
James Carlisle ... Test Director (uncredited)
Wally Cassell ... Sailor (uncredited)
Charles Coleman ... Iturbi's Butler (uncredited)

Douglas Cowan ... Sailor (uncredited)
Henry H. Daniels Jr. ... Sailor (uncredited)
Frank Darien ... Hollywood Bowl Janitor (uncredited)
Romere Darling ... Waitress (uncredited)
Joe Dominguez ... Man in Caé (uncredited)
Lester Dorr ... Assistant Director (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn ... Hollywood Bowl Cop (uncredited)
Virginia Engels ... Woman with Cop (uncredited)
Sam Finn ... Sailor (uncredited)
William Forrest ... Movie Director (uncredited)
Don Garner ... Soldier (uncredited)
Jane Green ... USO Mother (uncredited)

Eddie Hall ... Sailor Discussing Lola (uncredited)
Phil Hanna ... Sailor (uncredited)
Lottie Harrison ... Phone Operator (uncredited)
Jack Harvey ... Admiral (uncredited)
Joe Haworth ... Marine (uncredited)
Ben Heideman ... Mexican Cook (uncredited)
Robert Homans ... Old Cop (uncredited)
Gloria Hope ... Receptionist (uncredited)
John James ... Sailor (uncredited)
Milton Kibbee ... Bartender Serving Double Scotch (uncredited)
Nolan Leary ... Milkman (uncredited)
Ruth Lee ... Kindergarten Teacher (uncredited)
Orley Lindgren ... Boy (uncredited)
Jack Luden ... Assistant Director (uncredited)
Peggy Maley ... Lana Turner Impersonator (uncredited)

Gloria Marlen ... Woman (uncredited)
Frank Marlowe ... Shore Patrol Officer (uncredited)
Lock Martin ... Giant (uncredited)
Esther Michelson ... Hamburger Woman (uncredited)
Frank Mitchell ... Sailor (uncredited)
Connie Montoya ... Waitress (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Passerby (uncredited)
Billy Nelson ... Sailor (uncredited)
Bea Nigro ... (uncredited)
Robert Emmett O'Connor ... Cop (uncredited)
Garry Owen ... 2nd Soldier at USO (uncredited)
Netta Packer ... USO Mother (uncredited)
Milton Parsons ... Man with Beard (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Cop (uncredited)
William 'Bill' Phillips ... 1st Sailor on Pay Phone (uncredited)
Tom Quinn ... (uncredited)
Allen Ray ... Sailor (uncredited)
Paul Regan ... Marine (uncredited)
Renie Riano ... Studio Waitress (uncredited)
Sondra Rodgers ... Jean (uncredited)
Naomi Scher ... Waitress (uncredited)
Jerry Shane ... Sailor (uncredited)
Connie Starr ... Waitress (uncredited)

Ray Teal ... Assistant Movie Director (uncredited)
Tom Trout ... Sailor (uncredited)
Elinor Troy ... Tall Woman (uncredited)
Arthur Walsh ... Sailor (uncredited)
Jerry Warren ... (uncredited)
Claire Whitney ... USO Mother (uncredited)
Marjorie Wood ... USO Mother (uncredited)

Directed by
George Sidney 
 
Writing credits
Isobel Lennart (screen play)

Natalie Marcin (suggested by a story by)

Produced by
Joe Pasternak .... producer
 
Original Music by
Calvin Jackson (uncredited)
George Stoll (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Charles P. Boyle (director of photography) (as Charles Boyle)
Robert H. Planck (director of photography) (as Robert Planck)
 
Film Editing by
Adrienne Fazan (film editor)
Thomas Richards (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Randall Duell 
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis (set decorations)
 
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup creator
 
Production Management
Jay Marchant .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Rhein .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Richard Pefferle .... associate set decorator
Frank Wesselhoff .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
James Z. Flaster .... re-recording effects mixer (uncredited)
James Z. Flaster .... unit mixer (uncredited)
Robert Shirley .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Newell Sparks .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
William Steinkamp .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Michael Steinore .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
John A. Williams .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Mark Davis .... matte paintings camera (uncredited)
Warren Newcombe .... matte paintings (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Irving Glassberg .... second camera (uncredited)
Sam Leavitt .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Ed Barge .... animator (uncredited)
Kenneth Muse .... animator (uncredited)
Ray Patterson .... animator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kay Dean .... associate costume supervisor
Irene .... costume supervisor
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Earl K. Brent .... vocal arrangements: Kathryn Grayson (as Earl Brent)
Sammy Cahn .... songs by: Frank Sinatra
George Stoll .... musical director (as Georgie Stoll)
Axel Stordahl .... orchestrator
Jule Styne .... songs by: Frank Sinatra
Pete Decker .... music mixer (uncredited)
Carmen Dragon .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Ted Duncan .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Robert Franklyn .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Robert Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Calvin Jackson .... orchestrator (uncredited)
M.J. McLaughlin .... music mixer (uncredited)
Joseph Nussbaum .... orchestrator (uncredited)
William Saracino .... music mixer (uncredited)
Herbert Stahlberg .... music mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Henri Jaffa .... associate technicolor color director
Natalie Kalmus .... Technicolor color director
Gene Kelly .... dance sequences created by
Joseph Barbera .... cartoon sequence (uncredited)
Jack Donohue .... dance director (uncredited)
William Hanna .... cartoon sequence (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
143 min | USA:140 min (DVD version) | West Germany:119 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | UK:U (tv rating) | UK:U (video rating) (1988) (2005) | USA:Unrated | USA:TV-G (TV rating) | USA:Passed (The National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (certificate #10433) | West Germany:12 (nf)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Gene Kelly's first opportunity to choreograph an entire film himself.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: While Joe Brady is sitting at the bar as the bartender keeps feeding him glasses of whiskey, he drinks the first and second glasses while talking to Clarence. The barkeep slides him a third glass, then a fourth. However, he never drinks the third glass. It simply disappears.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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Soundtrack:
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly singing and dancing on the shore, 8 March 2010

Joseph Brady and Clarence Doolittle are two sailors, who have a four-day shore leave in Hollywood.Joe knows everything about girls and can't wait to see Lola, while Clarence is shyer and needs some advice from his buddy on how to meet girls.They then run into a little boy, Donald Martin, who has ran away in order to join the navy.They take him home and meet his beautiful aunt Susan, who wants to be a singer.Clarence wants Susie to be his girl, but his shyness gets in the way.But he doesn't feel shy with a waitress, who comes from Brooklyn, like he does.Soon Joe notices he's in love with Susie.The boys are in a fix when they lie to Susie on meeting with a big time music producer they don't even know.As they are in a fix with their feelings.George Sidney's Anchors Aweigh (1945) is a great musical comedy.Gene Kelly is top-notch, once again, in his singing and dancing routines.Frank Sinatra is terrific as the shy guy from Brooklyn.Shy isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Frank Sinatra, but he plays his part well.Kathryn Grayson is fantastic as Susan Abbott.We sadly lost this gifted actress and operatic soprano singer last month at the age of 88.The 9-year old Dean Stockwell does amazing job as the little fellow wanting to become a sailor.Jose Iturbi does great job performing himself.It's magic what he does with the piano.Edgar Kennedy plays Chief of police station.Sara Berner is the voice of Jerry Mouse.There's a lot of great stuff in this movie and some fantastic singing and dancing numbers.Just look at Kelly and Sinatra performing "We Hate to Leave".It's so energetic."If You Knew Susie (Like I Know Susie)" is quite funny.It's a nice moment when Frank sings Brahms' Lullaby to little Dean Stockwell.It's lovely to listen to Grayson singing the tango "Jealousy" .The most memorable sequence is the one that takes into the animated fantasy world, and there Gene sings and dances with Jerry Mouse.Also Tom Cat is seen there as the butler.They originally asked Mickey Mouse but he refused.The movie was nominated for five Oscars but Georgie Stoll got one for Original Music Score.Anchors Aweigh is some high class entertainment.

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