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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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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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RETURN VISIT! THE FLEET'S IN...AGAIN (reissue poster) See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | War

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Trivia

Received only one Oscar nomination, which was for Best Picture. See more »

Goofs

Biff assigns Chesty to the, "fo'c's'le watch from 8 to 12". Correct phrase should have been, "fo'c's'le watch, from 2000 to 0000". Or, "The First Watch", but always with reference to the 24 hour clock. See more »

Quotes

Wilbur 'Droopy' H. Mullins: [Droopy waves, then blows a kiss to his buddy, Chesty, who's leaving the ship for a new post.]
CPO: [Backs away from Droopy] What are you two guys, a couplea violets?
Wilbur 'Droopy' H. Mullins: Aw, mind your own business.
[Blows Chesty another kiss]
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Connections

Spoofed in Buddy's Theatre (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh, Promise Me
(1889) (uncredited)
Music by Reginald De Koven
Lyrics by Clement W. Scott
Sung on the radio and by Frank McHugh and Fred 'Snowflake' Toones
Sung also at the wedding by Maude Eburne
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Decent Cagni film
14 December 2008 | by qsilver-2See all my reviews

About half way through the movie you see the U S Pacific fleet (San Diego based at the time in 1934)on Sea Maneuvers out by Santa Catalina Island, California. This is the only motion picture footage of the "Arizona" firing her 14 inch live rounds (She is the first of several Battleships firing from left to right). Footage was taken by the U S S "Macon", Navy Airship at the time. The airship was caught in a storm about a year later very close to where they were filming and fell from the sky. About 250 of the sailors who were aboard the "Arizona" at the time of the film were also on deck December 7, 1941 when the Empire of Japan attacked the ship inside Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Notice the sleeping quarters (hammocks) for the sailors at that time.


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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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Budget:

$263,000 (estimated)
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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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