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Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Passed | | Comedy, Fantasy, Music | August 1945 (USA)
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Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical.

Directors:

George Sidney, Joseph Barbera (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Isobel Lennart (screen play), Natalie Marcin (suggested by a story by)
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Sinatra ... Clarence Doolittle
Kathryn Grayson ... Susan Abbott
Gene Kelly ... Joseph Brady
José Iturbi ... José Iturbi
Dean Stockwell ... Donald Martin
Pamela Britton ... Girl from Brooklyn
Rags Ragland ... Police Sergeant (as 'Rags' Ragland)
Billy Gilbert ... Cafe Manager
Henry O'Neill ... Adm. Hammond
Carlos Ramírez ... Carlos (as Carlos Ramirez)
Edgar Kennedy ... Police Captain
Grady Sutton ... Bertram Kraler
Leon Ames ... Admiral's Aide
Sharon McManus Sharon McManus ... Little Girl Beggar
James Flavin ... Radio Cop
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Storyline

Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical. Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

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On waves of song, laughter and romance! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

August 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Leven anclas See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of the reasons why Roy O. Disney talked Walt Disney out of allowing MGM to use Mickey Mouse in the animated sequence was because the Disney Studios were deeply in debt at the end of the Second World War. Roy, the more business-minded of the Disney brothers, argued that the studio needed to concentrate on building up its own product, instead of loaning it out to their rivals. See more »

Goofs

The navy band is in a narrower position when they are shot close-up in spelling "NAVY" than they are when they are in the next long shot (as seen by their position adjacent to the painted lines on which they are standing). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Admiral Hammond: On behalf of your commanding officer I'm sure I can tell Mr. Jose Iturbi that the officers and crew of ship are grateful to him for coming here, to lead our naval bands in this ceremony.
José Iturbi: Along with every other civilian, it is I who am grateful to you, and to all the men in the United States navy.
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Connections

Edited into American Masters: Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Anchors Aweigh (Reprise #2)
(1906) (uncredited)
Music by Charles A. Zimmerman
Lyrics by Alfred Hart Miles and R. Lovell
Performed by Dean Stockwell and Gene Kelly
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Overlong, but watchable with a memorable sequence with Gene Kelly and a certain mouse
10 January 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Anchors Aweigh is not a favourite of mine by all means, but I do enjoy it. It is overlong, the story is somewhat slight and the dialogue is unexceptional. Despite its failings, it is enjoyable. The production values are pleasing to the eye, while the score and songs are very pleasant and the choreography sprightly. The direction is good enough, while the pace while slightly mannered I had little problem with, as there are certain delights that stop the film from being dull. The cast, dancing and singing are excellent. Gene Kelly is always likable and here is no exception, while Frank Sinatra delights with his beautiful voice and and Kathryn Grayson is graceful and beautiful. The real delight though is the film's most famous sequence and no surprise really, the sequence when Kelly dances with Jerry of Tom and Jerry fame is as clever as it is memorable. So overall, not exceptional by all means, but there is much to enjoy still. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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