The Fleet's In

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The Fleet's In
Theatrical poster
Directed by Victor Schertzinger
Produced by Paul Jones
Screenplay by Walter DeLeon
Sid Silvers
Ralph Spence
Story by Monte Brice
J. Walter Ruben
Based on Sailor, Beware!
by Kenyon Nicholson and Charles Robinson
Starring Dorothy Lamour
William Holden
Eddie Bracken
Cinematography William C. Mellor
Edited by Paul Weatherwax
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • January 24, 1942 (1942-01-24)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1,650,000 (US rentals)[1]

The Fleet's In is a 1942 movie musical produced by Paramount Pictures, directed by Victor Schertzinger, and starring Dorothy Lamour and William Holden. Although sharing the title of the 1928 Paramount film starring Clara Bow and Jack Oakie, it was not a remake. It was actually the second film version of the 1933 Kenyon Nicholson–Charles Robinson stage play Sailor, Beware!, enlivened with songs by Schertzinger and lyricist Johnny Mercer. The score includes the popular hits "Tangerine", and "I Remember You".

Jimmy Dorsey and his band are prominently featured in the movie. Supporting cast members include Eddie Bracken, singers Betty Jane Rhodes and Cass Daley, and Betty Hutton in her film debut.

The former silent film actress Barbara Kent is uncredited by name in this film, but the uncredit-credit belongs to another younger English actress called Barbara Kent, born 1921.

This was the final film of Schertzinger's long directorial career. He died in October 1941, before this production's release.



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