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On a layover in Hawaii two conniving Navy seamen borrow money to lay down bets that their ship will win the upcoming gunnery practice trophy, having found out that the current gunnery champ has just transferred aboard their ship. What they haven't learned, however, is that the marksman's enlistment is up before the contest is supposed to take place.Written by
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There have only been three ships named for the city Cleveland. The first was cruiser C-19 commissioned in 1903 and scrapped in 1930. Long before the time, this film is set in. The second was CL-55, a light cruiser commissioned in 1942 which was after the time this film is set in. And the third was LPD-7 and amphibious transport dock commissioned in 1967. So there was no U.S.S. Cleveland with the U.S. Navy during the time represented in this film. See more »
This is a surprisingly breezy, and brassy, little musical about U.S. Navy sailors in Hawaii. The plot, as is often the case, isn't anything unusual, but the songs are catchy, Ann Sheridan looks great in a hula skirt (and sings and dances surprisingly well), Jack Haley and Jack Oakie make a hilarious team--they should have made more pictures together--and everybody looks like they're having a great time. Also keep your eye on a very young Jackie Gleason. Even though he doesn't have very much of a part, he still stands out and you can see that he was going to be going places. It's not one of the great musicals of all time, but is definitely worth a look.
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