Follow the Fleet (1936)




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Movie Info

This lesser Astaire/Rogers vehicle is one of several screen versions of the Hubert Osborne play Shore Leave. For reasons unknown, Fred and Ginger are virtually supporting players here, spending most of their time trying to patch up the romance between Fred's fellow sailor Randolph Scott and Ginger's sister Harriet Hilliard.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Dwight Taylor, Allan Scott, Allan G. Scott
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 16, 2005
Warner Bros.


as Bake Baker

as Sherry Martin

as Bilge Smith

as Connie Martin

as Iris Manning

as Capt. Ezra Hickey

as Jim Nolan

as Sullivan, Nolan's A...

as Dopey Williams

as Kitty Collins

as Lt. Williams

as Lt. Williams

as Waitress

as Telephone Operator

as Mrs. Courtney

as Touring Officer

as Bouncer

as Weber, Ballroom Man...

as Cashier, Dance Join...

as Quartermaster

as Coxswain

as Touring Officer

as Bouncer

as Butler at Party

as Ticket Seller

as Sailor

as Sailor

as Deck Officer

as Marine

as Contest Dancer

as Contest Dancer

as Office Boy

as Connie Martin
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Critic Reviews for Follow the Fleet

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Though not one of Astaire-Rogers strongest musicals, the musical is still enjoyable despite its rather bland plot.

Full Review… | August 9, 2011

It was fun to see western star Randolph Scott garbed in a sailor's uniform and acting like an old salt.

Full Review… | May 10, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Follow the Fleet

A cute and honest musical with some great turns by newcomers at the time Betty Grable, Harriet Hilliard, and Randolph Scott. A stale plot and only slightly entertaining music, but all the hilarity and charm that the grand old duo bring to the silver screen. Another nice classic.

Spencer S.

Super Reviewer


In 1936, they must have thought longer was better. I tried to watch this because it is rated pretty well, but it drags.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer


The end dance scene is pretty good, but the romantic subplot of Ginger's sister and Fred's friend was pretty bad, mostly due to Randolph Scott's character being a major douche (and a very sexist movie in general).

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