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Follow the Fleet (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 20 February 1936 (USA)
A Navy sailor tries to rekindle a romance with the woman he loves while on liberty in San Francisco.

Director:

Mark Sandrich

Writers:

Dwight Taylor (screen play), Allan Scott (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fred Astaire ... Bake Baker
Ginger Rogers ... Sherry Martin
Randolph Scott ... Bilge Smith
Harriet Nelson ... Connie Martin (as Harriet Hilliard)
Astrid Allwyn ... Mrs. Iris Manning
Betty Grable ... Singer in Trio
Harry Beresford ... Captain Hickey
Russell Hicks ... Jim Nolan
Brooks Benedict ... David Sullivan
Ray Mayer Ray Mayer ... Dopey Williams
Lucille Ball ... Kitty Collins
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Storyline

When the fleet puts in at San Francisco, sailor Bake Baker tries to rekindle the flame with his old dancing partner, Sherry Martin, while Bake's buddy Bilge Smith romances Sherry's sister Connie. But it's not all smooth sailing: Bake has a habit of losing Sherry's jobs for her; and despite Connie's dreams, Bilge is not ready to settle down. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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Fun Aboard! (1953 re-release) See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sigamos la flota See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$747,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (re-release)

Sound Mix:

Mono (R C A Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When "Follow the Fleet" was released to commercial TV in the 1950s, because of its length, musical numbers, most frequently Harriet Nelson's two songs, were cut to make more room for commercials. This was a common fate that often befell musical productions deemed too long to fit pre-determined shorter time slots, the amount of mutilation depending on the local editors of the station scheduling it. See more »

Quotes

Connie Martin: Gee, you must look lovely in this.
Sherry Martin: And so could you, if you wanted to. Things have got to be dolled up nowadays.
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Soundtracks

Get Thee Behind Me, Satan
(1935) (uncredited)
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Harriet Nelson
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We joined the navy to see the world! And what did we see? We saw the sea...
16 February 2005 | by Monica4937See all my reviews

This is my all-time favorite Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film. The dialogue between the two is so cute and funny and very clever. Not to mention this film contains some of the best songs recorded by the two; like I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket and Let's Face the Music and Dance. If I remember correctly, this was the film that introduced me to Fred Astaire so I suppose because of that it will always hold a special place in my heart (sorry for the sentimental cr*p but I'm woman so get over it)All in all this film gets an 8/10 from me. The choreography was superb and also the fact that Lucille Ball is in it makes it even more awesome.


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