Anchors Aweigh Overview:

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


Gangway for Sinatra and Kelly as song and dance lead the list of activities when sailors on shore leave fall in with a fatherless boy and his beautiful aunt. Includes the irresistible dance sequence with Kelly and Jerry, the cartoon mouse.

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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

Joseph Brady: 1, 2, 3, 4.
Jerry Mouse: 1, 2, 3, 4.
Joseph Brady: 1, 2, 3.
Jerry Mouse: 1, 2, 3.
Joseph Brady: La-la-la-la-la-la.
Jerry Mouse: La-la-la-la-la-la.
Joseph Brady: You see.
Jerry Mouse: It's easy.

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?

Clarence Doolittle, Joseph Brady: [sings] What a dish, what a dream, what a dame! And she lives alone.

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Facts about

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.
"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.
This was the first film project for Pamela Britton.
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