6.1/10
245
13 user 4 critic

Shipmates Forever (1935)

Approved | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 12 October 1935 (USA)
Dick is watching the fleet come in when he sees June. Dick has no intention of joining the Navy, which is a family tradition, and June, having lost her father and brother in the Navy, does ... See full summary »

Director:

Frank Borzage

Writer:

Delmer Daves (story and screenplay)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A Musical-romance with Dick Powell as a private stationed in Hawaii who gets involved with Ruby Keeler, the general's engaged daughter. In order to avoid a scandal, the pair break up, but ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage
Stars: Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Pat O'Brien
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Romantic antics abound among the guests at a luxury hotel, including a stage director, an eccentric millionaire, and the daughter of a financial backer.

Director: Busby Berkeley
Stars: Dick Powell, Adolphe Menjou, Gloria Stuart
Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A chambermaid impersonates the fictional subject of a composite photo that won a beauty contest, with whom a famed aviator falls in love.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Marion Davies, Pat O'Brien, Dick Powell
Colleen (1936)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The Ames Company makes every effort to keep Uncle Cedric away from any decisions or work. This is in the best interests for him and the company. Trouble starts when he hires a schemer named... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Jack Oakie
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Unscrupulous agent Rush makes singing waiter Clayton a big radio star while Peggy, who has lost her own radio show, helps Clayton.

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Dick Powell, Pat O'Brien, Ginger Rogers
Dames (1934)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A multimillionaire decides to boycott "filthy" forms of entertainment such as Broadway shows.

Directors: Ray Enright, Busby Berkeley
Stars: Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler
Comedy | Crime | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An ex-police/army dog (German Shepherd), named King inherits a fortune from an eccentric millionaire. But someone poisons him for his fortune, and he gets to go back to earth as a human ... See full summary »

Director: Lou Breslow
Stars: Dick Powell, Peggy Dow, Joyce Holden
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Two songwriters want to cast a British star in their new show.

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Ruby Keeler, Lee Dixon, Allen Jenkins
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Ronny Bowers, a saxophonist in Benny Goodman's band has won a talent contest an got a ten week contract with a film studio. On his first evening he is supposed to go with the studio's star ... See full summary »

Director: Busby Berkeley
Stars: Dick Powell, Rosemary Lane, Lola Lane
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When two investors inform an opportunistic dancer that they can't fund an elderly stage producer's production, she suggests they get an insurance policy on the producer's life.

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Dick Powell, Joan Blondell, Glenda Farrell
Bright Leaf (1950)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In 1894, Brant Royle shocks the aristocratic tobacco growers of Kingsmont by planning to mass-produce cigarettes.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Gary Cooper, Lauren Bacall, Patricia Neal
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Terry Parker (George Brent) is shattered by the crash of his airplane which killed his parents and sister, and adopts a listless attitude toward life. But romance enters in the person of ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage
Stars: Kay Francis, Warren William, George Brent
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dick Powell ... Richard John 'Dick' Melville III
Ruby Keeler ... June Blackburn
Lewis Stone ... Adm. Richard Melville
Ross Alexander ... Lafayette 'Sparks' Brown
Eddie Acuff ... Lincoln 'Cowboy'
Dick Foran ... Gifford
John Arledge ... Johnny 'Coxswain' Lawrence
Robert Light ... Ted Sterling
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joyce Oliver Joyce Oliver
Edit

Storyline

Dick is watching the fleet come in when he sees June. Dick has no intention of joining the Navy, which is a family tradition, and June, having lost her father and brother in the Navy, does not want a Navy man. But Dick relents when his father says that he would not make it anyway and he enters the Naval Academy. The first year as a plebe is tough, but Dick is at the head of his class. He rooms alone, as he sees no need for friends as he plans to resign when he graduates. June has also changed her mind about Dick being at the Academy. The second year is the same, except for his old roommate Lawrence who washes out. Finally, the last year and he has a three month training cruise. This cruise will make or break Dick as a Navy man. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

See it TODAY and Cheer "THE NAVY FOREVER"! (Print Ad- Brooklyn Daily Eagle, ((Brooklyn NY)) 18 October 1935) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anchors Aweigh See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Near the end of the movie, there is a great shot of a Martin P3M-2 seaplane landing in the ocean. Markings on the side of the plane show a "6". There were only 6 P3M-2's built. See more »

Goofs

As Admiral Melville is watching the cadets march to their boats for their deployment aboard the U.S.S. Arkansas. His top row of ribbons has moved to the right. That row of ribbons had been centered for the whole film before this scene. See more »

Quotes

Lafayette 'Sparks' Brown: I was raised on radio. Weaned on radio. Gotta have a radio.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Jolson Story (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet and Slow
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played during the radio demonstration
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not the worst of movies about the US Naval Academy
16 March 2014 | by mfrmdSee all my reviews

An enjoyable if slightly sappy movie with a fairly standard plot line.

Notably, the song from this film "Shipmates Stand Together" is still performed as part of a medley by the US Naval Academy Men's Glee Club.

Speaking about the music from the film, the US Military Academy's Alma Mater (that's Navy's gridiron rival West Point!) is used as background music at least three times, including in the closing scene.

Interesting goof, possibly intentional?

The scenes dealing with the upperclassmen "rating" the Plebes are fun; they are different in detail but not in quality from what goes on at the Academy even today.

Of the movies available on VHS or DVD about the Naval Academy, I would rank this about in the middle:

1. Navy Blue and Gold (1937) 2. Midshipman Jack (1933) 3. Shipmates Forever 4. An Annapolis Story (1955) - pretty bad. 5. Annapolis (2006) - truly dreadful.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 13 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed