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Shipmates Forever (1935)

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This musical drama stars Dick Powell as the son of an admiral (Lewis Stone), who'd rather sing than go to sea. Through the genteel pressures of Powell's girlfriend and nightclub partner Ruby Keeler, Powell dons Navy garb and becomes a hero. Busby Berkeley had nothing to do with this one; the direction was in the capable hands of sentimentalist supreme Frank Borzage. The Borzage touch was particularly noticeable in a heartrending--but non-maudlin--scene in which Ross Alexander is "washed out" as an Annapolis cadet. Shipmates Forever proved to be a treasure trove of background music for the Warner Bros. cartoon department.

Cast

Dick Powell
as Richard John Melville III
Ruby Keeler
as June Blackburn
Lewis Stone
as Adm. Richard Melville
Dick Foran
as Gifford
John Arledge
as Coxswain Johnny Lawrence
Robert Light
as Ted Sterling
Joe King
as Cmdr. Douglas
Frederick Burton
as Adm. Fred Graves
Henry Kolker
as The Doctor
Carlyle Moore Jr.
as Second Classman
Mary Treen
as Cowboy's Girl
Martha Merrill
as Spark's Girl
Ernie Alexander
as Radio Fan
Victor Potel
as Radio Fan
Emmett Vogan
as Officer
James Flavin
as Instructor
Guy Usher
as Captain
Peter Potter
as Upper Classman
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