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You're in the Navy Now (1951)

Unrated | | Comedy, War | 16 May 1951 (France)
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When a new commander is assigned to a submarine chaser with an experimental engine, he finds the entire crew has as little experience as he does.

Director:

Henry Hathaway

Writers:

John W. Hazard (magazine article), Richard Murphy
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Cast overview:
Gary Cooper ... Lt. John W. Harkness
Jane Greer ... Ellie C. Harkness
Millard Mitchell ... George Larrabee
Eddie Albert ... Lt. Bill Barron
John McIntire ... Cmdr. W. R. Reynolds
Ray Collins ... Rear Adm. L.C. Tennant
Harry von Zell ... Capt. 'Danny' Eliot (as Harry Von Zell)
Jack Webb ... Ens. Anthony 'Tony' Barbo
Richard Erdman ... Ens. Chuck Dorrance
Harvey Lembeck ... Norelli
Henry Slate Henry Slate ... Chief Engineer Ryan
Ed Begley ... Port Commander
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When Lt. John Harknesshe, a 90 day wonder with an engineering degree, is assigned as the new skipper of submarine chaser equipped with an experimental steam engine, he hopes that the U.S.S. Teakettle's veterans will afford him enough help to accomplish the ship's goals. Unfortunately he finds the crew and its officers share his novice status or only have experience in diesel engines. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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NEW Hilarious Adventures of the "U.S.S. Teakettle" See more »

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Comedy | War

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Trivia

The movie was filmed aboard the USS PC-1168, a PC-461-class submarine chaser, laid down on 3 April 1943 at Sullivan Drydock and Repair Corporation, Brooklyn, NY, and launched on 3 July 1943. It was decommissioned four years after the movie was made, on 19 May 1954, and transferred that same date to the Republic of China Navy as its PC-116, ROCS Ching Kiang, where it served until it was struck from the register on 16 December 1970. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where they are rolling depth charges off the aft deck during a drill, Lee Marvin is first seen as a radio man on the bridge, then after a cut, he is on the aft deck with the depth charge crew. See more »

Quotes

Adm. Tennant: [Exiting engine room] I've never seen anything like it in my whole life!
Ryan: We keep it running, sir.
Adm. Tennant: Yeah, Yeah, you can also hang upside-down with your belt from a doorknob and kick the transom open with your feet, but I don't recommend it Chief.
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Connections

Referenced in Gary Cooper: The Face of a Hero (1998) See more »

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A pleasant change of pace.
8 December 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This film might just take you by surprise. After all, in so many films Gary Cooper plays the bigger than life hero. And, in so many WWII films (especially those made during the war), the story is about bigger than life heroes. Well, as a nice change of pace, Cooper plays a woefully unprepared and not especially heroic guy in this war film set during WWII--but made a few years later.

The film begins with Cooper receiving his first command of a naval ship. This seems weird to him, as he's only a reserve officer and has zero experience with ships. To make things a LOT worse, it turns out just about everyone on his new ship has no experience either! Heck, they aren't even sure how to take the ship out of port--it's that bad. To make things even worse, the Navy is testing out a new engine--and they've installed it on this ship! They can't help but fail and the film consists of one problem after another trying to get this ship to sea. Overall, an interesting film that actually was pretty entertaining and mildly funny--and I liked that it didn't try hard for jokes but took a more casual approach. It also helped that Cooper had some nice support--with Eddie Arnold, Jack Webb, Millard Mitchell, Ray Collins and many other veteran supporting actors. And, interestingly, the film was a first for three soon to be big names--Lee Marvin, Charley Buchinsky (Charles Bronson) and Jack Warden. Well worth seeing and undemanding fun.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1951 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

U.S.S. Teakettle See more »

Filming Locations:

Newport News, Virginia, USA See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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