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Shipmates Forever (1935)

Approved | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 12 October 1935 (USA)
Dick is watching the fleet come in when he sees June. Dick has no intention of joining the Navy, which is a family tradition, and June, having lost her father and brother in the Navy, does ... See full summary »

Director:

Frank Borzage

Writer:

Delmer Daves (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dick Powell ... Richard John 'Dick' Melville III
Ruby Keeler ... June Blackburn
Lewis Stone ... Adm. Richard Melville
Ross Alexander ... Lafayette 'Sparks' Brown
Eddie Acuff ... Lincoln 'Cowboy'
Dick Foran ... Gifford
John Arledge ... Johnny 'Coxswain' Lawrence
Robert Light ... Ted Sterling
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joyce Oliver Joyce Oliver
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Dick is watching the fleet come in when he sees June. Dick has no intention of joining the Navy, which is a family tradition, and June, having lost her father and brother in the Navy, does not want a Navy man. But Dick relents when his father says that he would not make it anyway and he enters the Naval Academy. The first year as a plebe is tough, but Dick is at the head of his class. He rooms alone, as he sees no need for friends as he plans to resign when he graduates. June has also changed her mind about Dick being at the Academy. The second year is the same, except for his old roommate Lawrence who washes out. Finally, the last year and he has a three month training cruise. This cruise will make or break Dick as a Navy man. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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See it TODAY and Cheer "THE NAVY FOREVER"! (Print Ad- Brooklyn Daily Eagle, ((Brooklyn NY)) 18 October 1935) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anchors Aweigh See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Near the end of the movie, there is a great shot of a Martin P3M-2 seaplane landing in the ocean. Markings on the side of the plane show a "6". There were only 6 P3M-2's built. See more »

Goofs

As Admiral Melville is watching the cadets march to their boats for their deployment aboard the U.S.S. Arkansas. His top row of ribbons has moved to the right. That row of ribbons had been centered for the whole film before this scene. See more »

Quotes

Lafayette 'Sparks' Brown: I was raised on radio. Weaned on radio. Gotta have a radio.
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Connections

Spoofed in A Star Is Hatched (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Anchors Aweigh
(uncredited)
Music by Charles A. Zimmerman
Played occasionally in the background
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I enjoyed this upbeat film!
14 December 2018 | by Bronco46See all my reviews

Surprisingly good pre-war film about a former radio crooner (that's a singer to you Millennials). Dick Powell finds himself trying to deal with military life at the Naval Academy at Annapolis. This was an enjoyable Hollywood look at their take on life of a cadet moving through Annapolis. He has a poor attitude, but does well with his studies. But, has few friends and little support amongst his fellow cadets. He's seen as having a silver spoon. It was refreshing to finally see a film get when NOT to salute correct in a film. It's one of the things that Hollywood just can't seem to get right. They like to have actors throwing salutes around willy nilly. When actually there are rules. They don't give an accurate account of how tough four years at the United States Military academies can be. But there are some good characters and it's well acted. And you find yourself caring for the characters.


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