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

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I was on the USS PC_476 in WWII
13 June 2007 | by lannie1See all my reviews

Today,13 June 2007, was my first viewing of the movie and I was really excited since I never knew that it had been made. The PC476 was in the Pacific from Guadalcanal to Australia to New Guinea to Leyte in the Philippines. I was Signalman 3rd Class and worked on top with the signal lamps. Our PC had two GM 1600HP diesel engines and we also had equipment to desalinate water which just barely sufficient to meet our daily needs except for showers. I spent two years aboard from Oct 1943 to Oct 1945. I really enjoyed the movie and it did capture the essence of the required intimacy of the 60 enlisted and 5 officer crew on a vehicle 173 feet long and 21 feet wide at the beam.


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