The Fleet's In (1942)





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This bubbly, romantic musical comedy is based on a hit Broadway show, Sailor Beware! and centers on shy young sailor William Holden's attempts to get the frosty Dorothy Lamour, as the sexy "Countess of Swingland" to give him a public kiss. The whole mess comes about when furloughed seamen, including Holden, head out for the colorful Swingland club to hear her sing. Though a hopeless introvert, Holden's buddies are convinced that he is a true lady killer and begin wagering on the odds of his getting to kiss Lamour. Beautiful, talented Betty Hutton makes her film debut as Lamour's vivacious roommate. Songs include: "Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing in a Hurry," "Build a Better Mousetrap," "The Fleet's In," "Why Doesn't Anything Happen to Me?" "Tomorrow You Belong to Uncle Sam," and "Tangerine."
Classics , Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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Paramount Pictures


William Holden
as Casey Kirby
Dorothy Lamour
as The Countess of Swingland
Betty Hutton
as Bessie Day
Eddie Bracken
as Barney Waters
Cass Daley
as Cissie
Gil Lamb
as Spike
Lorraine and Rognan
as Dance Team
Jack Norton
as Kellogg
Barbara Britton
as Eileen Wright
Harry Barris
as PeeWee
Dave Willock
as Sailor
Rod Cameron
as Sailor
Stanley Andrews
as Commander
Chester Clute
as Minister
Roy Atwell
as Arthur
Robert Warwick
as Adm. Wright
Charles Williams
as Photographer
Oscar Smith
as Valet
Lyle Latell
as Drunk
Hal K. Dawson
as Bert, Diana's Manager
Fred Santley
as Waiter
Elinor Troy
as Swingland Hostess
Alice Weaver
as Swingland Hostess
Louise LaPlanche
as Swingland Hostess
Laurie Douglas
as Swingland Hostess
Judith Gibson
as Swingland Hostess
Lynda Grey
as Swingland Hostess
Alaine Brandes
as Swingland Hostess
Karin [Katharine] Booth
as Swingland Hostesses
Betty Jane Rhodes
as Diana Golden
Helen O'Connell
as Herself - Dorsey Band Vocalist
Bob Eberly
as Himself - Dorsey Band Vocalist
Jimmie Dundee
as Bill - Sailor
Jack Chapin
as Sailor
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Raucous Paramount musical with wonderful Johnny Mercer songs; Lamour croons "I'll Remember You," Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra introduce "Tangerine," and Hutton (in her feature film debut) sings "Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing in a Hurry."

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

Loud and busy but also kind of fun.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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