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Here Comes the Navy (1934)

Here Comes the Navy

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James Cagney is Chesty O'Connor, a tough-as-nails, always-ready-for-a-fight shipyard worker, who loses out to US Navy CPO Biff Martin (Pat O'Brien) in a fight over a girl -- he not only loses the girl, but his job, and decides he wants a rematch. But to get it, he has to join the navy, which he does, along with his buddy Droopy (Frank McHugh). And he's assigned to the same ship as Martin, but he can't goad the chief petty officer into a fight and doesn't seem to understand much about navy discipline or regulations. He manages to get on the wrong side of virtually everyone on the ship, and especially Martin, because he's attracted to the latter's sister (Gloria Stuart), who would like nothing more than to make peace between the two men in her life. None of this is close to being sorted out, along with a few misunderstandings that only worsen the feelings between the two men, before O'Connor is transferred off the ship and into a naval air service unit, as part of a dirigible crew. It's there that O'Connor begins to straighten up and fly right, and during an airborne exhibition, that he starts to show what he's really made of, in a way that neither Martin nor his sister can ever forget.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Earl W. Baldwin, Ben Markson
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Runtime:
Warner Bros.

Cast

James Cagney
as Chesty O'Connor
Pat O'Brien
as Biff Martin
Gloria Stuart
as Dorothy Martin
Robert H. Barrat
as Cmdr. Denny
Willard Robertson
as Lt. Commander
Maude Eburne
as Droopy's Ma
Henry Otho
as Riveter
Pauline True
as Hat Check Girl
Frank LaRue
as Foreman
Joseph Crehan
as Recruiting Officer
Eddy Chandler
as Supply Sergeant
Leo White
as Professor
Niles Welch
as Officer
Edward Earle
as Navy Chaplain
Lorena Layson
as Second Girl
Martha Merrill
as First Girl
John Swor
as Attendant
Eddie Acuff
as Marine Orderly
Chuck Hamilton
as Hood at Dance
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Critic Reviews for Here Comes the Navy

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

A fast-moving comedy enriched by an authentic naval setting.

Full Review… | January 31, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

It's light on story, and because of that it borders on being an elaborate newsreel.

Full Review… | January 31, 2012
Variety
Top Critic

[A] fast-moving, wisecracking sailors-at-sea story.

Full Review… | January 31, 2012
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Nominated for best picture Oscar, this is the first film James Cagney, in a Navy uniform, made after the introduction of the Code and his first appearance with frequent co-star Pat O'Brien

Full Review… | March 17, 2011
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for Here Comes the Navy

½

James Cagney is wasted in this role as a reluctant navyman who gives us his far more interesting life to become a pawn in the U.S. military.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

A fine classic, but a little too predictable. James Cagney is good as always and Frank Mc Hugh scores in a supporting role. It's well done, and the pace is excellent, good characterizations, it's just not very memorable.

jam233
James Higgins
½

His name is Chesty? Cagney's a good smart ass in whatever he's doing; but this is little more than a training video.

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