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 Actor||Gene Kelly||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Robert Planck, Charles Boyle||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Georgie Stoll||Won|
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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Clarence Doolittle: What makes the sunset? What makes the moon rise? Is it my love for you?
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?
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For the most famous sequence in the film, Mickey Mouse was originally meant to be the dance partner of Gene Kelly. However, when Walt Disney refused to have his most famous character appear in an MGM film. Kelly turned to MGM's own animation studio and used Jerry Mouse of Tom and Jerry fame. William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the writer/directors of MGM's "Tom and Jerry" cartoons, supervised the animation for the sequence.
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.
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