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½ June 19, 2017
Taking into consideration the period that this film was shot in, this movie is surprisingly effective. Cagney plays rough-around-the-edges, blue-collar joe turned naval officer 'Chesty O Conner' bent on exacting revenge on snooty, stoic commanding officer Pat O'Brien after a ballroom brawl. The banter between Cagney and O'Brien is surprisingly fresh and creative. Unfortunately--and my one criticism of the film--Chesty never quite becomes the officer and gentleman we hope we will mature into. Still, Cagney--who could sing, dance and act (and do all three quite well I might add)--gives a great performance nonetheless. It's worth a watch.
Super Reviewer
½ October 15, 2013
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.
½ August 14, 2012
first pairing of o'brien & cagney who went 2b life long friends.
July 26, 2011
James Cagney is well loved, but this doesn't look very good.
July 16, 2011
If nothing else, this film is very significant from a historical perspective in that it was largely filmed aboard the actual USS Arizona. A few scenes (the turret gunpowder incident) were shot on a stage, but most of the scenes were aboard Arizona. I've actually wondered for years why the Arizona Memorial and the museum at Pearl Harbor never picked up this movie and issued it to raise funds for the memorial. just a thought....
June 15, 2011
Can't get past the two main characters names being Chesty and Biff? Cagney does a good job with his typical gangster attitude and the story is cute...maybe not Best Picture Nominee worthy? It is cool to see Gloria Stuart in her glory days.
February 8, 2010
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.
½ August 31, 2008
His name is Chesty? Cagney's a good smart ass in whatever he's doing; but this is little more than a training video.
July 23, 2008
I like it. Allot of this movie takes place on the Arizona pre Pearl Harbor...
Super Reviewer
July 3, 2008
want to see this because it was nominated for best picture at the oscars
June 4, 2008
Honestly, nothing much special here. The plot is predictible and uneventful, Cagney tries to liven things up and does as much as the script allows, other than that, I would skip it.
May 21, 2008
What a SHOCKING ending!!! :)
March 7, 2008
Really cute...kinda predictable, but a good entertainment flick. James Cagney is the man. Not to mention the scenes were shot aboard the Arizona...that alone makes this a historical treasure.
December 14, 2007
It follows the usual Cagney-O'Brien movie formula--Cagney is put into a rigid institution just so he can rebel against it, then pisses off O'Brien by stealing either his girl or his sister (in this case, the latter), and then comes to prove himself worthy of whatever rigid instituation he's rebelling against. And Frank McHugh is Cagney's lunk-headed (but genuinely funny) sidekick. Gloria Stuart is a good enough love interest for Cagney, and the rest of the cast is of course solid. Ignore the fact that Cagney goes around in black face in one scene, and it's an altogether watchable movie.
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