The Navy Way (1944)

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Johnny Jersey (Robert Lowery) learns The Navy Way in this typical Pine-Thomas actioner. A product of the streets, Johnny has no time for authority and protocol, thus has a lot of difficulty adjusting to the regimen at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station (where much of the film was shot). Gradually, however, Johnny comes to appreciate the value of cooperation and teamwork. It helps a bit, of course, that he falls for pretty WAVE Ellen Sayre (Jean Parker). But even after losing Ellen to fellow seaman Mal Randall (Bill Henry), Johnny remains loyal to the Navy and all it stands for (which is evidently quite a lot!) Not so much a movie as a patriotic tract, The Navy Way is definitely a product of its times.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Classics , Comedy
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Studio:
Paramount Pictures

Cast

Jean Parker
as Ellen Sayre
Tom Keene
as Steve Appleby
Robert Armstrong
as Chief Petty Officer Harper
Roscoe Karns
as Frankie Gimble
Robert Lowery
as Johnny Zumano/Johnny Jersey
Larry Nunn
as Billy Jamison
Mary Treen
as Agnes
Joseph Crehan
as Chaplin Benson
Richard Powers
as Steve Appleby
Bill Henry
as Malcolm Randall
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5.5/10. Routine World War II movie, but quite entertaining. Ably adds comic relief into naval basic training. Well acted, a bit over sentimental at times.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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