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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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A Witching WAVE and 70,000 Bluejackets at the world's biggest naval training station at Great Lakes. 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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Mono | Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Premiered at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station on March 24, 1944, and the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan, with star Robert Lowery, Paramount contractees Susan Hayward, Phyllis Brooks, Jean Heather, Albert Dekker and director 'William A. Berke'(as William Berke) in attendance. They also appeared on that evenings broadcast of the "Meet Your Navy" radio show and the following day they all appeared on "The National Barn Dance" radio show broadcast from WLS in Chicago. 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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Neither the Right Way Nor the Wrong Way
28 March 2004 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

This is a flag-waving programmer about the lives of boots at the Great Lakes Training Facilities during World War II. It manages to cover all the bases without doing much wrong. This Pine-Thomas feature -- they were known as "Dollar Bills" because of their ability to squeeze out a decent flick on a tight budget -- manages to have a few interesting bits despite a lack of top-notch talent.

The central story, about turning around an unwilling draftee Robert Lowery, who is more interested in winning a boxing championship than the War, and his romance with gorgeous WAVE Jean Parker is a bit subpar, but a fine supporting cast including a humorous ex-shoe clerk Roscoe Karns, cowboy Tom Keene whose son has already died in the war and and Robert Armstrong as their instructor manages to keep things humming along.


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