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In the Navy (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 30 May 1941 (USA)
Russ Raymond, America's number one crooner, disappears and joins the Navy under the name Tommy Halstead. Dorothy Roberts, a magazine journalist, is intent on finding out what happened to ... See full summary »

Director:

Arthur Lubin

Writers:

Arthur T. Horman (screenplay), John Grant (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bud Abbott ... Smokey Adams
Lou Costello ... Pomeroy Watson
Dick Powell ... Thomas Halstead
Claire Dodd ... Dorothy Roberts
The Andrews Sisters ... Patty Andrews / Maxene Andrews / LaVerne Andrews
Dick Foran ... Dynamite Dugan
Billy Lenhart Billy Lenhart ... Butch
Kenneth Brown Kenneth Brown ... Buddy
Shemp Howard ... Dizzy
Nick Condos Nick Condos ... Dance Specialty (as The Condos Brothers)
Steve Condos Steve Condos ... Dance Specialty (as The Condos Brothers)
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Storyline

Russ Raymond, America's number one crooner, disappears and joins the Navy under the name Tommy Halstead. Dorothy Roberts, a magazine journalist, is intent on finding out what happened to Russ and she tries everything she can to get a picture of him to prove he's Russ Raymond. Tommy's friends, Pomeroy Watson and Smokey Adams,help him while Pomeroy writes love letters to Patty Andrews. But because Smokey makes Pomeroy lie about himself in the letters, and when Patty comes to the Navy base, she's furious at Pomeroy. When Pomeroy, Smokey, Tommy and the Andrews sisters set sail for Hawaii, Pomeroy discovers there's a tomato in the potato locker, and she's been snapping shots of Tommy the whole trip. Whether Pomeroy's proving that 7 x 13 = 28 - three different ways, having Smokey help him play ship captain for Patty, or falling out of his hammock, it's an Abbott and Costello classic. Written by Lindsay Smith <dsmith@wev.twc.com>

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Taglines:

The Navy's All At Sea...With Those Riotous "BUCK PRIVATES"! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hello, Sailor See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$380,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie makes extensive use of miniatures. After the film was completed Lou Costello took one of the battleships and put it in his swimming pool as a souvenir. See more »

Quotes

Smokey Adams: Did you ever go to school, stupid?
Seaman Pomeroy Watson: Yeah, and I come out the same way.
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Connections

Featured in The World of Abbott and Costello (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

A Sailor's Life for Me
(1941)
Lyrics by Don Raye
Music by Gene de Paul
Sung by Dick Powell (uncredited), Dick Foran (uncredited), Shemp Howard (uncredited), Lou Costello (uncredited) and the sailors aboard ship
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An Excellent Comedy!
28 January 2014 | by ZooomaSee all my reviews

Almost every comedy nowadays is purely Rated R for a reason, because it's vulgar trash in some way... unfortunately that is what passes as funny to today's audiences. Well, comedy does not need to be that, as shown here in this wonderfully hilarious military comedy from Abbott & Costello. The routines are so funny and should have your sides splitting! Other entertainment comes from The Andrews Sisters. Their music might be lame by today's standards but you gotta commend 'em for always bringing a smile to the face of our young men in uniform. Including a tap dance routine, the movie is a little more musical than I would have liked but still overall an excellent film! --A Kat Pirate Screener


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