Month O' Musicals: Anchors Aweigh

Vital Stats:
Year: 1945
Director: George Sidney
Stars: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, Jose Iturbi and a very young Dean Stockwell as the runaway child

Two sailors on leave ("when they give you leave, you gotta leave") try to help an aspiring singer get an audition at MGM.

Memorable Moments:
Frank Sinatra crooning "I Fall in Love Too Easily" and Gene Kelly dancing with the animated Jerry Mouse. ("Look at me, I'm dancing!")

What I love about it:
The above scenes are great, but I really love the bit where the boys try to scare off a would-be suitor of the girl they're both falling for by singing a funny version of "If You Knew Susie" (with altered lyrics like: "S is for sincerity, which she's got none of...")


David Bishop said...

Except for Gold Diggers of 1933, I haven't seen any of your musicals. I used to think of myself as having seen so many, now I'm reconsidering that evaluation.

However, so far you've been picking ones that I've wanting to see, although I'm not too interested in Gentleman Prefer Blondes. I've also always wanted to see another Gene Kelly Frank Sinatra pairing with On the Town.

Wendymoon said...

On the Town is fun. I really like Take Me Out to the Ballgame, another Gene Kelly/Frank Sinatra musical which I may or may not get to this month.

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