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Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Passed | | Comedy, Fantasy, Music | August 1945 (USA)
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.

Director:

George Sidney

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 ... Admiral 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 ! Two love-lost sailors on a four-day leave of fun and frivolity ! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

August 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Leven anclas See more »

Company Credits

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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

This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Friday 4 January 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11) and in Seattle Saturday 5 January 1957 on KING (Channel 5); it first aired in Portland OR 15 February 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Chicago 3 March 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Philadelphia 8 March 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in New Haven CT 15 March 1957 on WHNC (Channel 8), in Altoona PA 23 March 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10) and in Minneapolis 7 August 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9); in New York City it was initially shown Friday 7 March 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2) followed by San Francisco 9 April 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). At this time, color broadcasting was in its infancy, limited to only a small number of high rated programs, primarily on NBC and NBC affiliated stations, so these film showings were all still in B&W. Viewers were not offered the opportunity to see these films in their original Technicolor until several years later. See more »

Goofs

The factual mistake about Joe's rating chevrons was incorrectly entered as a goof. The Gunners Mate rating badge, among some others, was worn on the right sleeve until April 2, 1949. 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

Featured in Frank in the Fifties (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

(All Of A Sudden) My Heart Sings
(1944) (uncredited)
Music by Laurent Herpin
Lyrics by Harold Rome
Copyright 1941, 1943, 1944 by Leeds Music Corporation
Sung by Kathryn Grayson
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One of the best examples of dance ever...
1 November 2005 | by lizards_99See all my reviews

The only reason I give this movie 8/10 stars, and not 10, is because 1) Sinatra is awful and 2) the love interest of Kelly's character leaves much to be desired, (IMHO). Do love that Dean Stockwell, Quantum Leap - Al, is the little boy. The dance sequence with Jerry Mouse is one of the most entertaining and amazing dance sequences I have ever seen. Tom and Jerry is still a personal favorite of mine and my daughter's. I'm 28 and she's 4, so while the character is less iconic than Mickey, he is still a favorite of many children and adults today. Kelly is as always captivating, his eyes full of fun and excitement. In every movie I have ever seen him in, he always steals the show. One of the best dancers of the 20th century. It is no wonder Paula Abdul "sampled" Kelly's moves. I would also list Gene Kelly as one of the most beautiful people of the 20th century. If you were to watch only one part, don't miss Kelly's dance with Jerry Mouse. You will NOT be disappointed.


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