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Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Passed | | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical | August 1945 (USA)
Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Clarence Doolittle
... Susan Abbott
... Joseph Brady
... José Iturbi
... Donald Martin
... Girl from Brooklyn
... Police Sergeant (as 'Rags' Ragland)
... Cafe Manager
... Admiral Hammond
... Carlos (as Carlos Ramirez)
... Police Captain
... Bertram Kraler
... Admiral's Aide
Sharon McManus ... Little Girl Beggar
... Radio Cop
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Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical. Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

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On waves of song . . . laughter and romance ! Two love-lost sailors on a four-day leave of fun and frivolity ! See more »


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Leven anclas  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The first of three film pairings of Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra. See more »

Goofs

During the opening sequence the Navy band is supposed to be standing on the deck of an aircraft carrier. As the camera pulls back it is obvious that most of the deck is simply painted on and that the "deck" ends about twenty feet in front of the band. Additionally, in some wide-screen prints of the film, the vertical edge of the painting and the studio wall behind it are clearly visible at the right-hand edge of the screen for about 2 seconds before the camera angle changes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Admiral Hammond: On behalf of your commanding officer I'm sure I can tell Mr. Jose Iturbi that the officers and crew of ship are grateful to him for coming here, to lead our naval bands in this ceremony.
José Iturbi: Along with every other civilian, it is I who am grateful to you, and to all the men in the United States navy.
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Connections

Featured in Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Wiegenlied, Op. 49, No. 4
(1868) (uncredited)
aka "Brahms' Lullaby"
Music by Johannes Brahms
Sung by Frank Sinatra and hummed by him
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the dancing debut of Jerry Mouse
7 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

Famous for the scene where Gene Kelly dances a duet with Jerry Mouse, this zippy musical is also the one where Kathryn Grayson trills 'Jealousy', and Frank Sinatra sings in the arena of a thousand pianos ('I Fall in Love Too Easily'). Grayson is a young mother who wants more than anything else to be in the movies. Her little boy (Dean Stockwell, who would turn up much later in TV's Quantum Leap) wants to join the US forces, and so he meets sailors Kelly and Sinatra heading out for a bit of leave. There are some echoes of 'On the Town' in this movie, but not enough to spoil the mix.


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