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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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It's a tune-ado of fun as the boys in blue paint the town red! Hear DOROTHY LAMOUR, BETTY HUTTON, CASS DALEY, and JIMMY DORSEY and his orchestra swinging the hits you're humming! 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 »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its earliest documented telecast took place in Seattle Tuesday 7 April 1959 on KIRO (Channel 7); it first aired in Pittsburgh 3 October 1959 on KDKA (Channel 2), in Grand Rapids 30 October 1959 on WOOD (Channel 8), in Phoenix 24 November 1959 on KVAR (Channel 12), in Omaha 30 November 1959 on KETV (Channel 7), and, finally in New York City 9 April 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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References Nothing But the Truth (1941) See more »

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With a Twist of the Wrist
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Written by Irvin Graham
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Slight Paramount Fare has a Good Cast
18 October 2004 | by KalamanSee all my reviews

This is a slight, inconsequential little Paramount musical that somehow manages to be whimsical & appealing.

Directed by Victor Schertzinger (his last movie), it boasts a good cast of rising stars at Paramount: Dorothy Lamour as the Countess of Swingland, a glamorous nightclub hostess who entertains sailors on leave; Betty Hutton as Lamour's impetuous roommate Bessie; William Holden as Casey the shy sailor who intends to win a bet so he can kiss the Countess; Eddie Bracken as the eccentric shipmate of Holden; and a very young and upcoming Barbara Britton.

While Lamour and Holden are the leading stars in this slightly erratic war-time entertainment, it is actually Betty Hutton's star-making show. She made her feature debut here. She literally steals almost every scene she's in, with her wacky comic acts. And her rapport with Bracken was a delight in its self.

Some scenes drag pretentiously, especially the routine comic acts performed on stage to entertain the soldiers. Still, the songs and numbers are quite enjoyable in their own whimsical sort of way, especially Hutton's delivery of "Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing in a Hurry."

Nice Fun and worth a catch, if you like this sort of musicals.


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