Duke of the Navy (1942)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 23 January 1942 (USA)
Two sailors go on shore leave, get mixed up with gangsters and buried treasure.


William Beaudine


Gerald Drayson Adams (story) (as Gerald D. Adams), William Beaudine (story) | 4 more credits »


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Cast overview:
Ralph Byrd ... Breezy Duke
Veda Ann Borg ... Maureen
Stubby Kruger Stubby Kruger ... Cookie
Herbert Corthell Herbert Corthell ... 'General' Courtney
Margaret Armstrong ... Mrs. John T. Duke
Val Stanton Val Stanton ... Sniffy
Paul Bryar ... Bunco Bisbee
Sammy Cohen Sammy Cohen ... Murphy
Red Knight Red Knight ... Tex
Lester Towne Lester Towne ... Peewee
William Beaudine Jr. William Beaudine Jr. ... Bingo
Zack Williams Zack Williams ... Congo


While on furlough, U. S. Navy sailors "Breezy" Duke and his pal, "Cookie" are offered the use of the Duke suite, belonging to a wealthy candy magnate, at an expensive hotel because of Breezy's last name. The offer was tendered when "Breezy" hinted he was the son of Mr. Duke. Thinking "Breezy" is rich, a jovial old swindler, "General" Courtney, who has planted a phony treasure on a desert island, offers to locate it for them if they finance the expedition. Courtney has enlisted the aid of a flashy blonde, Maureen, to further entice "Breezy's" interest. The two sailors talk their buddies into putting up their money also. They actually find a real buried treasure on the island which causes many complications to arise. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

23 January 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El tesoro del pirata See more »

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The earliest documented telecasts of this film in New York City occurred Monday 1 October 1945 on pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1, and Monday 4 November 1946 on the DuMont Television Network 's WABD (Channel 5). In Detroit it first aired Friday 5 November 1948 on freshly launched WXYZ (Channel 7), in Cincinnati Sunday 19 December 1948 on WLW-T (Channel 4), in Albuquerque Saturday 26 March 1949 on KOB (Channel 4), and in Los Angeles Tuesday 22 February 1950 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »


References The Lady Eve (1941) See more »

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