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Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Passed | | Comedy, Fantasy, Music | August 1945 (USA)
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Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, a musical set in Los Angeles.

Directors:

George Sidney, Joseph Barbera (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Isobel Lennart (screen play), Natalie Marcin (suggested by a story by)
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Sinatra ... Clarence Doolittle
Kathryn Grayson ... Susan Abbott
Gene Kelly ... Joseph Brady
José Iturbi ... José Iturbi
Dean Stockwell ... Donald Martin
Pamela Britton ... Girl from Brooklyn
Rags Ragland ... Police Sergeant (as 'Rags' Ragland)
Billy Gilbert ... Cafe Manager
Henry O'Neill ... Adm. Hammond
Carlos Ramírez ... Carlos (as Carlos Ramirez)
Edgar Kennedy ... Police Captain
Grady Sutton ... Bertram Kraler
Leon Ames ... Admiral's Aide
Sharon McManus Sharon McManus ... Little Girl Beggar
James Flavin ... 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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Trivia

This was George Stoll's sole Academy Award out of eight nominations. See more »

Goofs

They were known as right & left arm ratings. Right arm were for above deck ratings & left arm were for below deck ratings until 1949 when they are became left arm ratings. 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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Soundtracks

We Hate to Leave
(1944) (uncredited)
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Played off-screen during the opening credits
Sung and Danced by Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra
Orchestrated by Axel Stordahl
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One of the best examples of dance ever...
1 November 2005 | by lizards_99See all my reviews

The only reason I give this movie 8/10 stars, and not 10, is because 1) Sinatra is awful and 2) the love interest of Kelly's character leaves much to be desired, (IMHO). Do love that Dean Stockwell, Quantum Leap - Al, is the little boy. The dance sequence with Jerry Mouse is one of the most entertaining and amazing dance sequences I have ever seen. Tom and Jerry is still a personal favorite of mine and my daughter's. I'm 28 and she's 4, so while the character is less iconic than Mickey, he is still a favorite of many children and adults today. Kelly is as always captivating, his eyes full of fun and excitement. In every movie I have ever seen him in, he always steals the show. One of the best dancers of the 20th century. It is no wonder Paula Abdul "sampled" Kelly's moves. I would also list Gene Kelly as one of the most beautiful people of the 20th century. If you were to watch only one part, don't miss Kelly's dance with Jerry Mouse. You will NOT be disappointed.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

August 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anchors Aweigh See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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