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Anchors Aweigh, my boys
Farewell to college joys
We sail at break of day, day, day, day
Through our last night ashore
Drink to the foam
Until we meet once more
Here's wishing you a happy voyage home!
Anchors Aweigh is a 1945 musical comedy film in which two sailors go on a four-day shore leave in Hollywood, accompanied by music and song, meet an aspiring young singer and try to help her get an audition at MGM. It stars Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Kathryn Grayson, José Iturbi, and Dean Stockwell.
This is the redo on DVD and it is really worthwhile watching this one. It's fabulously done, with great musical scenes and still got the old charme.
The film is especially famous a scene in which Gene Kelly dances a with Jerry Mouse.
In this Gene Kelly classic dance-musical comedy, Kelly and Sinatra plays Joe and Clarence (respectively), two navy sailors who have a few days leave in Hollywood. All Joe wants to do is to have a good time and meet up with his girl, the unseen Lola. Clarence on the other hand just wants to get a girl. They soon meet a little boy who ran away from home and wants to join the navy. They take him home and soon meets his young beautiful singer-wannabe aunt Susan (Kathryn Grayson). Clarence develops a crush on her, so he asks Joe to help him get Susan to like him. Soon Joe gets himself caught in between a promise to Susan to meet a big time music producer, and trying to get Clarence ready for their date. The only problem is, Joe doesn't know the music producer and he's string to fall in love with Susan himself.
I loved this film when I saw it the very first time and I still love it. Its beauty and its charm are wonderful.
I heard about the film that it was basically the training time for Frank Sinatra. Gene Kelly, a perfectionist, made him redo scenes as long as it took to be good enough for him. The perfectionist making is obvious in Gene Kelley's performance.
As an adult and an historian, and a person with a good memory, what's not to like about a well made film with WWII, music, children, Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelley and "The King Who Couldn't Dance"? [Jerry, the mouse of "Tom and Jerry, plays his part as "The King" in a most applaudable duet and dance, long before computers. But what did I know then? I was only a little kid and was entranced.]
Believe it or not, Dean Stockwell plays the kid. He did that a lot in those days.
Not to seem cynical, this was a multi-nominated film for Oscars, not only because it was a war-time movie, but because it was really good, and inventive, and had a lot of stars, for it's time.
Jose Iturbi plays "himself", and Kathryn Grayson plays the girl who sings. She can sing, but can't act. The only conflict in the movie is what she will and when she dicides which Navy guy she goes for. Fair enough. Meanwhile, we can enjoy LOTS of music, dance and particularly, in my mind, the IMMORTAL "King Who Couldn't Dance", played out for the children, (Dean Stockwell in particular), by Gene Kelly.
Buy it. I've been looking for it for years. I did. Twice. Be sure you get a copy that will play in your area. (That has been a problem. Make sure your copy will play. Otherwise, in my opinion, That's Entertainment.)
That's my review.
This film was a wonderful adventure. Kathryn Grayson was gorgeous and her voice was heavenly. Gene Kelly's dancing easily stole the show, particularly with cartoon character Jerry of Tom and Jerry fame. How difficult this must have been to coordinate in 1945. His leaps off buildings and flamenco type dancing were something else. Gene Kelly's warmth with the children was special, particularly dancing with the little senorita. Frank Sinatra was so young and his solos weren't shabby, either. Jose Iturbi was wonderful as conductor and pianist. I can't say enough. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Please buy the dvd. You won't regret it.
I like the dancing an singing by Gene Kelly and Frank Sanatra. The comedy and love stoy unfold in a twist. I recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys classic movies filled with song and dance by great movie characters like Frank and Gene. I bought this movie to add to my collection of classic DVD's, as well as, to share it with friends.
Gentlemen, meet one very unhappy customer !!! I bought two copies of the above DVD, one from USA, and one from Australia, about a week apart. BOTH were for region 1, which fact was NOT readily visible from the info on screen, and they do not play on UK equipment ! I am now trying to find some way of converting my player to all region, or of getting one of these copies converted, to play on my equipment. PLEASE make this info clearly available in your adverts, especially when that info is displayed in smaller format. Thank you.