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Anchors Aweigh (1945) was a Musical - Comedy Film directed by George Sidney and produced by Joe Pasternak.

Academy Awards 1945 --- Ceremony Number 18 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActorGene KellyNominated
Best CinematographyRobert Planck, Charles BoyleNominated
Best Music - ScoringGeorgie StollWon
Best PictureMetro-Goldwyn-MayerNominated

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Musical Monday: Anchors Aweigh (1945)

on May 15, 2017 From Comet Over Hollywood

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) ? Musi... Read full article

Anchors Aweigh (1945)

on Jul 17, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

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 full article

Anchors Aweigh (1945)

By Beatrice on Jan 5, 2015 From Flickers in Time

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 full article

Adrienne Fazan and ANCHORS AWEIGH (1945)

By Aurora on Aug 7, 2014 From Once Upon a Screen

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 full article

Anchors Aweigh (George Sidney, 1945)

By Judy on Dec 26, 2013 From Movie Classics

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 full article

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Quotes from

Clarence Doolittle: She begged me, true?
Joseph Brady: True, true!
Clarence Doolittle: She pleaded.
Joseph Brady: Got down on her bended knees.

Clarence Doolittle: You saved my life, so you owe me something.
Joseph Brady: Oh, it was I who saved your life, so now I owe *you* something! Hey look, have you gone crazy?
Clarence Doolittle: Look, I didn't ask you to save my life, but you did. So now I feel you are responsible for me.
Joseph Brady: Well I don't!
Clarence Doolittle: Well, what's the good of having a life saved when you can't have any fun with it?

[at Donald's school]
Donald Martin: [to Joe] Tell us how you got your medal.
Joseph Brady: Alright, I'll tell you how I got my medal. Now close your eyes... and try to think of the most beautiful place you've ever with greenest grass and the singingest birds and the shiningest sun.
[Cut to Donald's thoughts]
Joseph Brady: Can you see it?
Kids: Yeah!
Joseph Brady: Good! Now imagine me walking along, happy as a lark. Can you see me?
Kids: Yeah!
Joseph Brady: Good! Of course, back then in the navy we wore white suits with blue stripes and little white hat with a little red ball on top. Oh, I was so happy I ran and leaped and played, just for the fun of it! My, it felt good! Oh, it was such a wonderful, wonderful day! When all of a sudden I stepped into a big hole and fell, right to the bottom of it! I seemed to be in a long tunnel. 'Way ahead I could see light, so I started towards. At the end I found myself in a strange land! It looked... well, it looked just like page out of story books. And everything was hushed and still, like your room at night after you've gone to sleep.

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When the dance sequence with Gene Kelly and Jerry the Mouse was screened for MGM executives, someone noticed that although Kelly's reflection shone on the floor during his dancing, Jerry's did not. This required Hanna, Barbera, and their team to go back in and draw Jerry's reflection on the floor as he was dancing.
The first pairing of three movies of musical stars Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onDecember 29, 1947 with Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly and Kathryn Grayson reprising their film roles.
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