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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

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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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | War

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Lee Marvin. 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

Ens. Anthony 'Tony' Barbo: Sir, I haven't got a degree in engineering!
Cmdr. W. R. Reynolds: Then you better pay close attention.
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Referenced in Gary Cooper: The Face of a Hero (1998) See more »

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If you are USNavy, then you can enjoy the film
15 December 2004 | by daddyomeSee all my reviews

This film is a good representation of life in the Navy,even in today's world. Anyone who served on a "steamer" as a "snipe" will easily understand the sacrifices required to keep the ship going. The human bonding that is very evident, while the Officers are growing into their authority, is constantly repeated in today's Navy. A ship's complement will turn-over 50 percent after returning from a deployment, returning the ship to a state of controlled chaos. What is seen in this movie is a very good look at what happens to every ship every two-three years. Ultimately, the crew completes the "quickening" and are able to function as a team. Try to understand the leadership techniques that "Coop" appears to stumble over with the intended effect. These tools are constantly in use today. Also understand the "level of silliness" that is demanded by the US Navy. While civilians will pooh-pooh the Navy brass requirements, this is taken with the utmost seriousness and urgency to complete, especially in time of war. As nit-picky the Navy demands are, it is very common for the entire ship to put their combined effort on this objective. Hence, it looks as silly as an elephant standing on a thimble. The amazing thing is that it is actually happening.


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