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Here Comes the Navy (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 21 July 1934 (USA)
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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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 Hickman ... Captain
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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THE GREATEST BATTLE OF GOBS AND GALS EVER SEEN.... The 1934 successor to "Cockeyed World" (Print Ad- Albany Times-Union,((Albany, NY)) 18 July 1934) See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hey, Sailor! See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Chesty" is a slang term of the period referring to a man "with his chest puffed up" - i.e., one who is arrogant, swaggering, cocky, a braggart. 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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Easy Come, Easy Go
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Music by Johnny Green
Played when Dorothy rebuffs Chesty in the apartment
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"Dames is out of my life. From now on every frail is just gonna be a straw ride."
19 July 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Metal worker James Cagney is humiliated by naval officer Pat O'Brien. So he joins the Navy to get even with him. Naturally. Then he falls in love with Pat's sister, only he doesn't know it's Pat's sister. Their romance may be short-lived, however, because Jimmy and Pat can't stand one another.

Cagney and O'Brien made a lot of these types of movies. This was the first and one of the best. Usually Jimmy's the cocky jerk and Pat's the nice guy. That's sort of the case here, too, but I actually found myself liking Cagney more than O'Brien. He's fun and likable, even if he's not always right. Pat, on the other hand, is a sour puss throughout the movie. Gloria Stuart plays O'Brien's sister who Cagney falls in love with. She's very pretty and does a fine job in a part that requires very little. Historically important for being partially filmed on board the USS Arizona, which was destroyed at Pearl Harbor seven years later. Also some footage of the dirigible USS Macon, which crashed the year after this film was released. It's a fun movie that fans of the stars will certainly enjoy. The climax is implausible but exciting. There is a blackface gag that will set some today back on their heels, so be prepared for that.


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