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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 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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Extra Entertainment Surprise! CASS DALEY...LORRAINE and ROGNAN...GIL LAMB - Each good for a million laughs! (original poster) See more »

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Musical | Romance

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Trivia

By their ratings on their uniform sleeves, Barney is a Boatswain's Mate Third Class (BM 3/c) and Casey is a Quartermaster Second Class (QM 2/c). See more »

Connections

Featured in Paramount Presents (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Tangerine
(uncredited)
Music by Victor Schertzinger
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Bob Eberly (voc), Helen O'Connell (voc) and Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
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Wonderful "Variety Show'" with performers at their peak.
4 March 2005 | by CdorothygaleSee all my reviews

This was one of Paramount's biggest grossers of 1942, and it gave Betty Hutton the chance of a lifetime. She is a powerhouse here with great chemistry with her co-star, Eddie Bracken. They were to go on to greater heights in MIRACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK. It's almost everything the audiences of wartime 1942 wanted: bright and bouncy music done by the top talent of the day, a star, Dorothy Lamour, who never looked better, and a silly escapist plot to lighten one's mood. The only drawback: it was filmed in black-and-white, when it screamed for Technicolor. Still, this is a musical that should be on DVD and NOW! What's not to sell? It has a young William Holden, Dorothy Lsmour, Betty Hutton's dynamics, one of the top Big Bands, Jimmy Dorsey, and the singing talents of Bob Eberle and Helen O'Connell. Priceless nostalgia.


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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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