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Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Passed | | Comedy, Fantasy, Music | 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.

Director:

George Sidney

Writers:

Isobel Lennart (screen play), Natalie Marcin (suggested by a story by)
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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 ... Admiral 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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Storyline

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 »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

August 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Leven anclas 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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Trivia

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

Goofs

During the finale the entire audience is wearing blue uniforms, yet the Navy orchestra are all in whites. The change of uniforms is seasonal; they would all be in one color or the other. 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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El Relajo
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It's the beginning of the end for MGM
12 August 2018 | by AlsExGalSee all my reviews

This one has a totally predictable plot with a very Irritating Dean Stockwell and a shrill Kathryn Grayson. The musical numbers save the movie: "The Worry Song" with Jerry and Gene Kelly; "I Fall In Love Too Easily" by Frank Sinatra; the dance number with the little Spanish girl (Sharon McManus), too many others to list. More good than bad; but musical numbers are spare in the first hour, plentiful afterwards. But that first hour is trying when the cast isn't singing.

You can begin to see the beginning of the cracks in the foundation of MGM's formula here. This came out the year that WWII ended, and yet they are sticking to this pre-warrish happy sappy musical formula with clean cut kids. They would get away with this for a couple of more years before the problems began to be projected at the box office.


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