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You're in the Navy Now (1951)

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When a new commander is assigned to a submarine chaser with an experimental engine, he finds the entire crew has as little experience as he does.

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Cast

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Lt. John W. Harkness
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Ellie C. Harkness
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George Larrabee
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Lt. Bill Barron
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Cmdr. W. R. Reynolds
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Rear Adm. L. C. Tennant
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Capt. 'Danny' Eliot (as Harry Von Zell)
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Ens. Anthony 'Tony' Barbo
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Ens. Chuck Dorrance
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Norelli
Henry Slate ...
Chief Engineer Ryan
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Port Commander
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Storyline

When Lt. John Harknesshe, a 90 day wonder with an engineering degree, is assigned as the new skipper of submarine chaser equipped with an experimental steam engine, he hopes that the U.S.S. Teakettle's veterans will afford him enough help to accomplish the ship's goals. Unfortunately he finds the crew and its officers share his novice status or only have experience in diesel engines. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Hilarious Comedy About A Snafu Ship !

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16 May 1951 (France)  »

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Here Comes the Fleet  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally to star William Lundigan. See more »

Goofs

When we first see Gary Cooper he is in a car driving onto a Navy base. There is a guard stationed at the base who waves Cooper in. The guard has a 1911 Pistol holstered on his belt. There isn't a magazine inserted in the pistol so he is guarding the front gate with an unloaded weapon. See more »

Quotes

Ens. Anthony 'Tony' Barbo: Sir, I haven't got a degree in engineering!
Cmdr. W. R. Reynolds: Then you better pay close attention.
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Referenced in Hollywood Remembers Lee Marvin (2000) See more »

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Yours (Quiereme Mucho)
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Written by Augustin Rodriguez, Gonzalo Roig and Jack Sherr
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Teakettle Fun
6 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a typical Gary Cooper vehicle where he gets placed in a sudden leadership role and has to rally the men who serve him. It's worked well in his other films and does so here. What I really enjoyed is all the actors who would later go on to enjoy their own careers like Eddie Arnold, Charles Bronson, Jack Webb, and even Lee Marvin. A great look at some of the less glorious aspects of navy service during WWII. So many films showcase the expertise or the hardened battle-weary sailors, but this movie showed how many sailors found themselves to be "90 day wonders", meaning they were pulled out from being civilians and trained quickly to serve. This movie showed that the average Joe (and Jill) truly did his or her part in winning the war.


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