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Follow the Fleet (1936) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Mark Sandrich and produced by Pandro S. Berman.

The film was based on the play Shore Leave written by Hubert Osborne performed in 1922.

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THE FRED ASTAIRE AND GINGER ROGERS BLOGATHON: Follow the Fleet (1936)

on Jul 21, 2018 From Caftan Woman

Crystal of In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood and Michaela of Love Letters to Old Hollywood are hosting The Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Blogathon on July 20th - 22nd. It's like a party on the internet! You can find the contributions by clicking HERE or HERE. Randolph Scott, Fred ... Read full article


THE FRED ASTAIRE AND GINGER ROGERS BLOGATHON: Follow the Fleet (1936)

on Jul 21, 2018 From Caftan Woman

Crystal of In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood and Michaela of Love Letters to Old Hollywood are hosting The Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Blogathon on July 20th - 22nd. It's like a party on the internet! You can find the contributions by clicking HERE or HERE. Randolph Scott, Fred ... Read full article


Follow the Fleet (1936)

By Cameron on Jul 12, 2018 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/2785/Follow-the-Fleet/#tcmarcp-172408-172407 Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. Follow the Fleet (1936) was Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire‘s fifth film together. By the time they made this movie, they’d appeared in Flying Down to Rio (1933)... Read full article


Astaire and Rogers let themselves go in... Follow the Fleet (1936)

By Michaela on May 21, 2016 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood

Yesterday, we swam around the pool with Esther Williams. Today, we match taps with Fred and Ginger. Follow the Fleet is, to me, pretty underrated. Sometimes it can feel like all you hear about is Top Hat, Swing Time, and The Gay Divorcee, which are all great films, but come on, there's more out ther... Read full article


CMBA Blogathon: The Fabulous Films of the 30s – Follow the Fleet (1936)

By Annmarie Gatti on Apr 27, 2015 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

The Fabulous Films of the 30?s: Follow the Fleet starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and… I distinctly remember the first time I saw Follow the Fleet.  It was many years ago, during one of those ‘vacation weeks’ between Christmas and New Years. I was staying up really late, thorou... Read full article


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Sherry Martin: [singing] As you listen to the band don't you get a bubble? As you listen to them play don't you get a glow? If you step out on the floor you'll forget your trouble. If you go into your dance you'll forget your woe. So come get together. Let the dance floor feel your leather. Step as lightly as a feather. Let yourself go. Come hit the timber. Loosen up and start to limber. Can't you hear that hot marimba? Let yourself go. Let yourself go. Relax. And let yourself go. Relax. You've got yourself tied up in a knot. The night is cold but the music's hot. So come cuddle closer. Don't you dare to answer "No, sir". Butcher, banker, clerk and grocer. Let yourself go.


Bake Baker: As you said -- marriage would have ruined your career.
Sherry Martin: Well, I found out I was wrong.
Bake Baker: Maybe you were right. If you'd have married me, you wouldn't be working in a chop suey joint like this.
Sherry Martin: Well, I don't see any Admiral stripes on you!


Bilge Smith: I want something with spangles on it --- like that ex-partner of yours!


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Facts about

During the fight scene between Fred Astaire and Randolph Scott, Astaire - not skilled in movie fight scenes - accidentally bloodied Scott's nose; Astaire was mortified, but Scott remained pointedly nonchalant.
During the final dance sequence on the boat it is possible to see Fred Astaire hit in the face by Rogers' beaded sleeve. The sequence was shot again 23 times in the hope of capturing the magic of that take without the accident, but it wasn't to be, and this original take was used.
The fifth (of ten) dancing partnership of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
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