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Here Come the Waves (1944)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 18 December 1944 (USA)
Show business twin sisters Rosemary and Susie, one serious and the other a scatterbrain, join the WAVES and both fall in love with crooner Johnny Cabot.

Director:

Mark Sandrich

Writers:

Ken Englund (as Ken England), Zion Myers | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bing Crosby ... Johnny Cabot
Betty Hutton ... Susan / Rosemary Allison
Sonny Tufts ... Windy 'Pinetop' Windhurst
Ann Doran ... Ruth
Gwen Crawford Gwen Crawford ... Tex
Noel Neill ... Dorothy
Catherine Craig ... Lt. Townsend
Anabel Shaw ... Isabel (as Marjorie Henshaw)
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Storyline

Twin sisters Rosemary and Susie Allison are successful nightclub performers. Their act is about to come to a close when serious-minded Rosemary announces she's joining the Waves. Fun-loving Susie decides to enlist also, especially after she learns that crooner Johnny Cabot has just been drafted by the Navy. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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twin | waves | nightclub | navy | farce | See All (25) »

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Paramount's Nautical Musical! See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Here Come the Waves See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. It was released on DVD 14 November 2006 as one of 5 titles in Universal's Bing Crosby Screen Legend Collection, and again 11 November 2014 as one of 24 titles in Universal's Bing Crosby Silver Screen Collection. See more »

Goofs

When Betty Hutton begins to write a letter, she is shown in medium shot and she is obviously just scribbling on the paper, but after the cut to an over-the-shoulder shot, the writing does not match and it is neat and legible. See more »

Quotes

Susan: [With a whiskey flask] I got something here that'll warm us up but quick. Have one?
Johnny Cabot: No, thanks.
Susan: Well, down the hatch as you sailors say.
Johnny Cabot: [Looking at the flask] Hah! That's the stiff that puts waves on your permanent.
Susan: Sure you won't have one?
Johnny Cabot: [Doubtfully] Did you leave any?
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Soundtracks

Come Join the Waves
(uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Betty Hutton and Betty Hutton (trick duet)
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A Little Bit of Everything
21 March 2002 | by craig_smith9See all my reviews

This is a movie that turned out to be much better than I thought it would. I had been led to believe that it was a light, patriotic movie. Certainly it was patriotic. However the story line was really quite good. Betty Hutton was challenged to play twins and to play two different personalities (one bubbly and scatterbrained, the other far more serious). She pulled it off very well indeed. The movie keeps getting better as Susan (the bubbly one) plots to get Johnny (Bing) for herself while Johnny really wants Rosemary (the serious one). As the plots and the misunderstandings grow there is also a show to put on that is touring the country to get women to enlist in the WAVES. There is good music and there are numerous scenes of light humor. This one qualifies in my book as good fun.


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