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Navy Blues (1941)

On a layover in Hawaii two conniving Navy seamen borrow money to lay down bets that their ship will win the upcoming gunnery practice trophy, having found out that the current gunnery champ... See full summary »

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Jerry Wald (screen play), Richard Macaulay (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann Sheridan ... Marge Jordan
Jack Oakie ... Cake O'Hara
Martha Raye ... Lilibelle Bolton
Jack Haley ... Powerhouse Bolton
Herbert Anderson ... Homer Matthews
Jack Carson ... 'Buttons' Johnson
Jackie Gleason ... Tubby (as Jackie C. Gleason)
William T. Orr ... Mac
Richard Lane ... 'Rocky' Anderson
John Ridgely ... Jersey
Kay Aldridge ... Navy Blues Sextet Member (as Katharine Aldridge)
Georgia Carroll ... Navy Blues Sextet Member
Marguerite Chapman ... Navy Blues Sextet Member
Peggy Diggins ... Navy Blues Sextet Member
Leslie Brooks ... Navy Blues Sextet Member (as Loraine Gettman)
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Storyline

On a layover in Hawaii two conniving Navy seamen borrow money to lay down bets that their ship will win the upcoming gunnery practice trophy, having found out that the current gunnery champ has just transferred aboard their ship. What they haven't learned, however, is that the marksman's enlistment is up before the contest is supposed to take place. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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ship | navy | contest | hawaii | uniform | See All (18) »

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The Miracle Maritime Musical! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flottan går iland See more »

Filming Locations:

Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Jackie Gleason. See more »

Goofs

When Cake, (Jack Oakie), and Powerhouse, (Jack Haley), escape from the sailors chasing during the native dance, they both lose their grass skirts. All future scenes show them wearing the grass skirts. See more »

Quotes

Lilibelle Bolton: If I knew ya was so dumb, I never woulda married ya!
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Crazy Credits

The actors spell out the words 'The End' as they sing and march into formation at the very end. See more »

Connections

References Manpower (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

In Waikiki
(uncredited)
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by The Navy Blues Sextet at the luau
Sung and danced to by Ann Sheridan
Played as background music
Reprised by Martha Raye at the end
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A lot of talent wasted on a silly movie
13 October 2018 | by richard-1787See all my reviews

There are a lot of talented performers in this movie. Unfortunately, that talent did not extend to the script writers or the composer of the songs, all of which are completely forgettable - though the lyrics are sometimes clever.

The plot is not worth recounting. The characters are barely stereotypes. Jack Oakie, Jack Haley, Martha Raye and Ann Sheridan all shine brighter than the material given them, and make the movie fun to watch. Sheridan in particular, who could do so much more, is really wasted here. Watch her in *The Man who Came to Dinner* sometime to see what she could do with decent material.

There's nothing wrong with this movie. There just isn't anything memorable to it.


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