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Navy Born (1936)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 2 June 1936 (USA)
For full details of the plot watch the complete movie, which is now (March 2018) on YouTube under the title "Mariners of the Sky".


Nate Watt


Mildred Cram (story), Albert DeMond (screenplay) | 3 more credits »




Cast overview:
William Gargan ... Lt. Red Furness
Claire Dodd ... Bernice Farrington
Douglas Fowley ... Lt. Steve Bassett
George Irving ... Admiral Kingston
Dorothy Tree ... Daphne Roth
William Newell ... Lt. Bill Lyons
Jack Randall ... Lt. Tex Jones (as Addison Randall)
Georgia Caine ... Aunt Minnie
Claudia Coleman ... Mrs. Farrington
Douglas Wood Douglas Wood ... Mr. Strickland
Paul Fix ... Joe Vezie
Hooper Atchley ... Commander Seeley
Shirley O'Brien Shirley O'Brien ... Rosalie Ames - Debutante
Lou Wastel Lou Wastel ... The Baby / The Admiral


For full details of the plot watch the complete movie, which is now (March 2018) on YouTube under the title "Mariners of the Sky".

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Drama | Romance


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English | Spanish

Release Date:

2 June 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mariners of the Sky See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Well, it's not terrible....
16 August 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Navy Born" suffers from one of those inexplicable plots that can only come from a B-movie. This is because most Bs had exceptionally low budgets and were rushed into production--and the quality of the scripts just wasn't as important as it would be with an A-picture. This is because the B was supposed to be the second or lesser film in a double-feature.

The film is about a bunch of Navy pilots who serve on an aircraft carrier (I think the one show in the film was the Lexington, but I am not 100% sure). One of them has a pregnant wife who dies during childbirth. Then, shortly after, he is killed! However, before dying he tells his fellow Navy friends that the child should NOT be raised by his wife's family. So, for most of the rest of the film the Navy guys hide the kid. And, near the end, some crooks accidentally kidnap the kid--and the Navy comes to the rescue! Uggh.

As I said, the plot was pretty bad--and very contrived. It's a shame, as the production values weren't bad and the characters were reasonably likable. It's just that the story seemed rushed...and rather dumb.

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