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The Navy Way (1944)

Approved | | Drama, War | 26 February 1944 (USA)
The experiences of a disparate group of young men as they make their way through Navy boot camp.

Director:

William Berke

Writer:

Maxwell Shane (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Lowery ... Johnny Zumano - aka Johnny Jersey
Jean Parker ... Ellen Sayre
William Henry ... Malcolm Randall (as Bill Henry)
Roscoe Karns ... Frankie Gimble
Sharon Douglas Sharon Douglas ... Trudy
Robert Armstrong ... CPO Harper
Tom Keene ... Steve Appleby (as Richard Powers)
Larry Nunn ... Billy Jamison
Mary Treen ... Agnes
Wallace Pindell Wallace Pindell ... Sailor Joslin (as Wally Pindell)
John 'Skins' Miller John 'Skins' Miller ... Recruit Pop Lacy
Joseph Crehan ... Chaplain Benson
Hjalmar F. Hanson Hjalmar F. Hanson ... Great Lakes Naval Station Choir Director (as Commander Hjalmar F. Hanson)
Art Lasky Art Lasky ... Fighter
John J. 'Red' Madigan John J. 'Red' Madigan ... Sailor
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The experiences of a disparate group of young men as they make their way through Navy boot camp.

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Filmed at Great Lakes Naval Training Station...with 70,000 of Uncle Sam's fighting Bluejackets...and a ship-shapely WAVE who makes the boys behave! See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Así son los marinos See more »

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Production Co:

Pine-Thomas Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

Goofs

In the movie the sailors saluted the petty officer who is a NCO. Only commissioned and warrant officers are saluted. The only exception would be an enlisted Metal of Honor recipient who would be saluted like an officer. Not a goof. Recruits in Navy boot camp must salute everyone except fellow recruits. See more »

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Molding an Espirit De Corps
15 May 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Robert Armstrong as a Navy CPO sees to the training of such various navy recruits as Robert Lowery, William Henry, Larry Nunn, Roscoe Karns, and Tom Keene in The Navy Way. This was a Pine-Thomas production from Paramount and was shot at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station.

Trying to mold an Espirit De Corps among this lot isn't an easy job for Armstrong. His biggest problem is Robert Lowery who before he got drafted was a promising middleweight boxer from the wrong side of the tracks. The biggest thing holding him from going over the hill is Pharmacist's Mate Jean Parker. But Henry who is a rich kid who enlisted is also interested in her.

As in Casablanca they all see that the problems of three people don't amount too much with the country at war. As for Lowery you can sympathize a bit with him because he's reaching his peak as a fighter. A whole lot of athletes in all sports missed their peak years during World War II.

Certainly The Navy Way is rather dated as a film, but it's still good entertainment. As for the Great Lakes Naval Training Station that's still there and still molding recruits The Navy Way.


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