Here Comes the Navy
|Here Comes the Navy|
Original movie poster
|Directed by||Lloyd Bacon|
|Written by||Earl Baldwin
|Music by||Charles A. Zimmerman|
|Edited by||George Amy|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Running time||87 minutes|
Here Comes the Navy is a 1934 American romantic comedy film starring James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Gloria Stuart and Frank McHugh. The movie was written by Earl Baldwin and Ben Markson, and directed by Lloyd Bacon.
O'Conner (Cagney) joins the US Navy to annoy Chief Petty Officer Biff Martin (O'Brien). Comic relief is played by O'Conner best friend "Droopy" (McHugh). O'Conner gets himself court-martialed for being AWOL while visiting Martin's sister Dorothy Martin (Stuart). During gunnery practice O'Conner helps put out a fire in a gun room and receives the Navy Cross medal! Later O'Conner transfers to the US Naval service and is assigned to USS Macon. When the Macon tries to dock, Martin is accidentally caught on a guide rope and is hoisted into the air; despite orders, Cagney climbs down the rope and saves Martin's life by parachuting both of them to the ground. Later at the wedding to O'Conner to Dorothy, Martin finds that O'Conner is promoted to Boatswain and outranks him!
The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Of historical interest is that a portion of the filming took place aboard the battleship Arizona, which was sunk by the Japanese on December 7, 1941, at Pearl Harbor. Further, portions of the film also include shots of the dirigible Macon, a year before the accident that destroyed the dirigible with the loss of two crew.
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