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Musical Monday: Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on May 15, 2017

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week’s musical: Anchors Aweigh (1945) – read more

Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Jul 17, 2015

We conclude Gene Kelly week a bit disappointed. On the Town was a charming musical taking three separate stories, separated and combined them, presenting a solid, albeit thin tale in a well paced ninety minutes. Now imagine reducing that story to two sailors and one girl, adding in a love triangle, read more

Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jan 5, 2015

Anchors Aweigh Directed by George Sidney Written by Isobel Lennart suggested by a story by Natalie Marchin 1945/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Netflix rental Take out Gene Kelly’s dancing, and there’s not a whole lot left.  But what dancing! Joe (Gene Kelly) and Clarence (Frank read more

Adrienne Fazan and ANCHORS AWEIGH (1945)

Once Upon a Screen Posted by Aurora on Aug 7, 2014

This post is my submission to a different kind of collaborative blogging endeavor. Hosted by the Classic Movie and TV Cafe, this is the Built Your Own Blogathon (BYOB) in which 20 bloggers chose 20 films to be published on 20 consecutive days with each film connected to the previous entry in some wa read more

Anchors Aweigh (George Sidney, 1945)

Movie Classics Posted by Judy on Dec 26, 2013

It’s over-sweet and over-long – but should not be overlooked. Anchors Aweigh tends to be regarded as something of a dry run for another film featuring Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly as sailors on shore leave, On the Town. When the earlier movie does get a mention, usually it’s just t read more

Anchors Aweigh

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Dec 17, 2010

Usually, I don’t use the phrase “It’s cute” as as praise in my reviews, but Anchors Aweigh is different.  There’s a charming mix of fantasy, romance, song and dance in this story about two sailors, their quest for dames and the obstacles that help them find love.  With all the good laughs, read more