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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
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The movie was filmed in the spring of 1934 on the U.S.S. Arizona, which was sunk on 7 December 1941 at Pearl Harbor. See more »
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 »
aka "Here Comes the Bride"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played at the wedding See more »
Here Comes Cagney
Jimmy Cagney is a high metal man who gets into a brawl with Naval Petty Officer Pat O'Brien. In pursuit of his grudge, Cagney joins the Navy, where he is a self-centered guy, but makes friends with Frank McHugh. He also charms Gloria Stuart, who tries to civilize him. She turns out to be O'Brien's sister.
In other words, same old same old when it comes to plot, just the sort of movie that William Haines started in for Metro in the 1920s; Cagney is a low-class guy, although just as cocky as Haines ever was. He's in high-energy mode here, and Naval cooperation gives this one some documentary interest. Cagney, O'Brien and McHugh are assigned to the USS Arizona, and there's ample footage of that ship, now under the waves at Pearl Harbor. Later, Cagney is assigned to the USS Macon, one of the two largest dirigibles commissioned by the Navy. The year after this movie was made, the airship crashed into the Pacific, with the loss of two men.
Although this is pretty much a standard movie, its production values are first-rate, and alloys Bacon gets good performances out of his actors. Arthur Edeson's cinematography and his views of the Macon and her hangar are lovely.
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