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Here Comes the Navy (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 21 July 1934 (USA)
A cocky guy joins the Navy for the wrong reason but finds romance and twice is cited for heroism.

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Earl Baldwin (screen play), Ben Markson (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Cagney ... Chester (Chesty) O'Connor
Pat O'Brien ... Biff Martin
Gloria Stuart ... Dorothy Martin
Frank McHugh ... Wilbur (Droopy) Mullins
Dorothy Tree ... Gladys Hawkins
Robert Barrat ... Commander Denny
Willard Robertson ... Executive Officer
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Dance-Floor Manager (as Guinn Williams)
Howard Hickman ... Captain
Maude Eburne ... Mrs. Mullins - Droopy's Mother
George Irving ... Admiral
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Storyline

To continue a grudge with naval officer Biff Martin, feisty construction worker Chesty O'Connor joins the navy and manages to get stationed on the same ship as Martin. Further complications arise when O'Connor starts dating Martin's sister, whom he meets while on shore leave. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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THE GREATEST BATTLE OF GOBS AND GALS EVER SEEN.... The 1934 successor to "Cockeyed World" (Print Ad- Albany Times-Union,((Albany, NY)) 18 July 1934) See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | War

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Trivia

The airship hangar in which the USS Macon is housed is Hangar One at NAS Moffett. Hangar One is one of the world's largest freestanding structures, covering 8 acres. The hangar was constructed in 1931. Hangar One is a Naval Historical Monument, Historic American Engineering Landmark, and State of California Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks. In May 2008, The National Trust for Historic Preservation listed Hangar One on their list of America's Most Endangered Places. This hangar is still standing at the NASA Ames Research Facility in Sunnyvale, CA. See more »

Goofs

The DESPATCH Biff receives informing him of the departure date and time for the USS Arizona, has the time as "10 AM". Any USN dispatches would reference the 24 hour clock, thus the time listed would have been "10 hundred hours". See more »

Quotes

Biff: That's my ship. The Arizona. It's in here for repairs.
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Connections

Featured in James Cagney: Top of the World (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus
(1850) (uncredited)
From "Lohengrin"
aka "Here Comes the Bride"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played at the wedding
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Decent Cagney
25 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Here Comes the Navy (1934)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Standard action from Warner about a cocky loudmouth (James Cagney) who joins the Navy so that he can get even with a Captain (Pat O'Brien) but Cagney ends up falling in love with his sister (Gloria Stuart). This film starts off with a great bang but as the movie goes along things become quite predictable and rather flat. The first part of the movie is great with a lot of fighting and insults being thrown by Cagney. Needless to say Cagney is very energetic and delivers another fine performance. His relationship with Stuart is also handled very well as the two actors have a lot of chemistry together. O'Brien is in good form as well and he and Cagney do their magic unlike any other duo. The biggest problem comes in the middle where the story pretty much gets weighted down by the familiar bit where the cocky Cagney must learn what it means to be a normal human being and shut his mouth up before it gets him in real trouble. The action scene at the end is very nice as is the funny ending. The most shocking scene comes when Cagney sneaks off the boat in blackface.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hey, Sailor! See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$263,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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