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Here Comes the Navy (1934)

A cocky guy joins the Navy for the wrong reason but finds romance and twice is cited for heroism.

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Earl Baldwin (screen play), Ben Markson (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Cagney ... Chesty
Pat O'Brien ... Biff
Gloria Stuart ... Dorothy
Frank McHugh ... Droopy
Dorothy Tree ... Gladys
Robert Barrat ... Commander Denny
Willard Robertson ... Executive Officer
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Dance-Floor Manager (as Guinn Williams)
Howard C. Hickman ... Captain (as Howard Hickman)
Maude Eburne ... Droopy's Mother
George Irving ... Admiral
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Storyline

To continue a grudge with naval officer Biff Martin, feisty construction worker Chesty O'Connor joins the navy and manages to get stationed on the same ship as Martin. Further complications arise when O'Connor starts dating Martin's sister, whom he meets while on shore leave. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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James CAGNEY - Pat O'BRIEN And The Whole U. S. FLEET! (reissue poster) See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

AL | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1934 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Kom je ook bij de marine? See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Saturday 8 September 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Boston Tuesday 9 October 1956 on WBZ (Channel 4), in Bloomington IN Monday 19 November 1956 on WTTV (Channel 4), in San Francisco Wednesday 28 November 1956 on KRON (Channel 4), and in Spokane Tuesday 18 December 1956 on KREM (Channel 2). See more »

Goofs

The telegram Chesty receives is dated May 13, but his court martial for going AWOL after getting the telegram gives the date of the offense as April 2. See more »

Quotes

Wilbur 'Droopy' H. Mullins: [Droopy waves, then blows a kiss to his buddy, Chesty, who's leaving the ship for a new post.]
CPO: [Backs away from Droopy] What are you two guys, a couplea violets?
Wilbur 'Droopy' H. Mullins: Aw, mind your own business.
[Blows Chesty another kiss]
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Connections

Featured in James Cagney: Top of the World (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Anchors Aweigh
(1906) (uncredited)
Music by Charles A. Zimmerman
In the score during the opening credits and at the end
Also in the score during maneuvers
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an absolute must for historians
22 March 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This review is so glowing because this film is one of the most important films, historically speaking, I have ever seen. While it is yet another Jimmy Cagney film in many ways, it shocked me when I saw that the film was set aboard the USS Arizona--the famous ship that was completely destroyed with most of its crew at Pearl Harbor just a few years later. Seeing Cagney and crew walking about this doomed ship is a rare opportunity to see the ship that still rests at the bottom of Pearl.

Later, to my utter amazement, the USS Macon (one of the US Navy's dirigibles) makes an appearance as well! This huge airship was to be destroyed in a storm only a year later, and once again the real ship was used in parts of the film. This is once again an amazing opportunity to see the ship.

So, combining the two rare opportunities with a pretty decent Cagney film gives you a film well-worth seeing. For those who don't care about the historical aspects of the film, I give it a 7--it's still pretty good and worth a look.


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