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Here Come the Waves (1944)

Here Come the Waves





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This peppy wartime musical stars Bing Crosby as radio crooner Johnny Cabot, the heartthrob of millions. To escape his frenzied fans, Johnny joins the Navy, where is he ordering to aid a WAVE recruiting drive. He is helped(?) in this endeavor by Betty Hutton, amusingly cast in a dual role as twin sisters Susie and Rosemary, one a shy retiring brunette, the other a bold and brassy blonde (Vera Marshe doubles for Hutton is some scenes). Part of Johnny's recruiting strategy is to stage a musical show, as good an excuse as any for a steady stream of bouncy musical numbers. This is the film in which Bing Crosby and Sonny Tufts, both in blackface, introduce the Johnny Mercer-Harold Arlen standard "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive." Sharp-eyed viewers will spot Yvonne de Carlo, Mona Freeman, Mae Clarke, and Noel "Lois Lane" Neill in small roles. Here Come the Waves was partially remade by Martin & Lewis as Sailor Beware.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Allan Scott, Ken Englund, Zion Myers, Allan G. Scott
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On DVD: Nov 14, 2006
Paramount Pictures


Bing Crosby
as Johnny Cabot
Betty Hutton
as Susie Allison, Rosem...
Noel Neill
as Dorothy
Catherine Craig
as Lieutenant Townsend
Harry Barris
as Bandleader
Mae Clarke
as Ensign Kirk
Minor Watson
as High Ranking Officer
Dorothy Jarnac
as Specialty Dancer
Joel Friend
as Specialty Dancer
Roberta Jonay
as Specialty Dancer
Guy Zanette
as Specialty Dancer
Oscar O'Shea
as The Commodore
Don Kramer
as Miles & Kover Trio
Eddie Kover
as Miles & Kover Trio
Ruth Miles
as Miles & Kover Trio
Mona Freeman
as 1st Fainting Girl
Carlotta Jelm
as 2nd Fainting Girl
Jimmie Dundee
as Chief Petty Officer
Lillian Bronson
as Cabot Fan
James Flavin
as Shore Patrolman
Weldon Heyburn
as 1st Civilian
Kit Guard
as Yellow Cab Driver
Kay Linaker
as 1st Pretty Girl
Terry Adams
as 2nd Pretty Girl
Babe London
as Girl Window Washer
Greta Granstedt
as Wave Control Tower O...
William Forrest
as Lieutenant Commander
Cyril Ring
as Lieutenant Colonel
Charles D. Brown
as Capt. Johnson
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This movie may remind you of White Christmas when you read about it, but it's slightly different, and it's a good, funny movie. Of course the romance in the movie is predictable, but I say watch this for the comedy, and for Crosby.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


Good music well sung, the story is steeped in patriotism, fittingly since it came out during WWII. Bing is fine and easy going, Betty plays twins, the brunette Betty is low key and likable but the blonde Betty is way too much. You want to reach through the screen and tie her down and gag her just for a moments peace!!

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Betty Hutton and Bing Crosby are terrific in this wartime comedy musical. It's lightweight entertainment and highly enjoyable. Peppy songs, fun performances.

James Higgins

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