Navy Blue and Gold (1937) - Rotten Tomatoes

Navy Blue and Gold (1937)





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MGM's Navy Blue and Gold prettily dresses up some of the oldest cliches in the "military cadet" movie genre. The film charts the progress of three Annapolis "plebes," all played by actors in the age range of 24 to 30. Wisecracking Roger Ash (Robert Young) is a cynic, wide-eyed Richard Gates Jr. (Tom Brown) is overeager), and reclusive Truck Cross (James Stewart) harbors a dark secret. When not going about their appointed duties, Ash and Cross battle over the attentions of heroine Patricia (Florence Rice), Gates' sister. All the while, Captain Skinny Dawes (Lionel Barrymore), the traditional crusty old seafarin' man with a heart of gold, tries to instill the love of Honor, Duty and Country in all three heroes. The plot is resolved in a climactic football game, with everyone showing his true colors (blue and gold, of course!) Many of the plot devices and stereotypical characters in Navy Blue and Gold would continue to resurface in similar films for the next five decades -- even in the R-rated Officer and a Gentleman (1980).more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: George Bruce
On DVD: Feb 23, 1994
Warner Home Video


Robert Young
as Roger Ash
James Stewart
as John Tuck Cross
Tom Brown
as Richard Gates Jr.
Lionel Barrymore
as Capt. Skinny Dawes
Florence Rice
as Patricia Gates
Billie Burke
as Mrs. Alyce Gates
Samuel S. Hinds
as Richard A. Gates Sr.
Paul Kelly
as Tommy Milton
Barnett Parker
as Albert Graves
Minor Watson
as Lt. Milburn
Robert Middlemass
as Academy Superintende...
Charles Waldron
as Cmdr. Carter
Pat Flaherty
as Coach of Southern In...
Matt McHugh
as Heckler
Jack Pennick
as Fireman
Paul Barrett
as Classman
Don 'Red' Barry
as Fellow Back
Will Morgan
as Classman
Donald Douglas
as Lt. North
Eddie Hart
as Official
Tom Hanlon
as Commentator
John Hiestand
as Commentator
Roger Converse
as Size Inspector
Don Douglas
as Lt. North
Dennis Morgan
as Lieutenant of Marine...
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If you like to see old-time football, where the players wear leather helmets, this one scores a TD.

Full Review… | May 25, 2015
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