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The Fleet's In (1942)

Approved | | Musical, Romance | 24 January 1942 (USA)
After a shy sailor is kissed by a female starlet as part of a publicity stunt, he becomes known as a stud; his friends then bet that he'll be able to defrost an icy nightclub singer.

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Walter DeLeon (screenplay), Sid Silvers (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dorothy Lamour ... The Countess
William Holden ... Casey Kirby
Eddie Bracken ... Barney Waters
Betty Hutton ... Bessie Dale
Leif Erickson ... Jake
Betty Jane Rhodes ... Diana Golden
Barbara Britton ... Eileen Wright
Cass Daley ... Cissie
Jimmy Dorsey ... Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra Leader (as Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra)
Gil Lamb ... Spike
Jack Norton ... Kellogg
Roy Atwell Roy Atwell ... Arthur Sidney
Robert Warwick ... Admiral Wright
Jean Lorraine Jean Lorraine ... Dance Specialty (as Lorraine and Rognan)
Roy Rognan Roy Rognan ... Dance Specialty (as Lorraine and Rognan)
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Shy sailor Casey Kirby suddenly becomes known as a sea wolf when his picture is taken with a famous actress. His buddies then make a bet with some other sailors that Casey can defrost an icy night club singer known as the Countess. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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SEVEN SINGY, SWINGY SONGS! "Not Mine" - Tangerine" - "I Remember You" - Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry" - "If You Build A Better Mouseprap" - "When You Hear The Time Signal" and "The Fleet's In" (original poster) See more »

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Musical | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Esquadra à Vista See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Feature film debut of Betty Hutton. See more »

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Featured in Paramount Presents (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

When You Hear the Time Signal
(uncredited)
Music by Victor Schertzinger
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by Dorothy Lamour with Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
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A wonderful snapshot of an important time in history
10 October 2005 | by donaldgreybarnhouseSee all my reviews

"Hey there, mister! You'd Better Hide Your Sister, 'Cause the Fleet's In!" That is the vivacious opening of a film that captures the spirit of an era fondly remembered by those who lived it. I remember the film specially since it was one of the first I ever saw. I saw it as a teenager when it came out, and enjoyed it greatly. There were laughs, which would sound rather dated now, perhaps, but charmingly innocent. William Holden as an innocent young sailor is a wonderful contrast to the roles he played later. In spite of the impression left by the words of the opening song, the sailors were very polite, and the film is a romance as well as a comedy. The high point for me was an extraordinarily beautiful vocal by Betty Hutton, in a serious vein, of the song: "It's Somebody Else's Moon Above, Not Mine." Dorsey's orchestra is fine, and Helen O'Connell, but Betty Hutton's heartbroken rendering of that moving song steals the show. A winner.


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