True to the Navy

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True to the Navy
"True to the Navy" (1930).jpg
Directed byFrank Tuttle
Written byKeene Thompson
Doris Anderson
Herman J. Mankiewicz
StarringClara Bow
Fredric March
Harry Green
Rex Bell
CinematographyVictor Milner
Edited byDoris Drought
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • May 25, 1930 (1930-05-25)
Running time
71 minutes
CountryUnited States

True to the Navy is a 1930 romantic comedy film directed by Frank Tuttle for Paramount Pictures.[1] The film stars Clara Bow as a counter girl at a San Diego drugstore with a predilection for sailors. Eventually she sets her sights on Bull's Eye McCoy (Fredric March), a stiff-necked gunner's mate.


Critical reception[edit]

Allmovie wrote, "the spectacle of distinguished actor Frederic March in sailor togs, chewing gum and dispensing sez-you dialogue, is worth the admission price in itself" ;[2] while The New York Times noted, "it is a moderately deserting Summer-weather film, which succeeded in eliciting a good deal of laughter at its showing yesterday."[3]


  1. ^ "True to the Navy". BFI.
  2. ^ "True to the Navy (1930) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  3. ^ "Movie Review - Ladies of Leisure - THE SCREEN; Will Rogers's New Comedy. A Sweetheart on Every Ship. MISS STANWYCK TRIUMPHS. Gives Fine Screen Performance in "Ladies of Leisure." TRIP OF PINCHOTS IN FILM. "South Seas" at the Cameo Reveals Picturesque Far-Off Scenes. -".

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