Navy Blue and Gold

Overview

MGM's Navy Blue and Gold prettily dresses up some of the oldest cliches in the "military cadet" movie genre. The film charts the progress of three Annapolis "plebes," all played by actors in the age range of 24 to 30. Wisecracking Roger Ash Robert Young is a cynic, wide-eyed Richard Gates Jr. Tom Brown is overeager, and reclusive Truck Cross James Stewart harbors a dark secret. When not going about their appointed duties, Ash and Cross battle over the attentions of heroine Patricia Florence Rice, Gates' sister. ...
See more details below
Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (9) from $13.17   
  • New (9) from $13.17   
Note: This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. This disc is expected to play back in DVD Video "play only" devices and may not play back in other DVD devices including recorders and PC drives.

Overview

MGM's Navy Blue and Gold prettily dresses up some of the oldest cliches in the "military cadet" movie genre. The film charts the progress of three Annapolis "plebes," all played by actors in the age range of 24 to 30. Wisecracking Roger Ash Robert Young is a cynic, wide-eyed Richard Gates Jr. Tom Brown is overeager, and reclusive Truck Cross James Stewart harbors a dark secret. When not going about their appointed duties, Ash and Cross battle over the attentions of heroine Patricia Florence Rice, Gates' sister. All the while, Captain Skinny Dawes Lionel Barrymore, the traditional crusty old seafarin' man with a heart of gold, tries to instill the love of Honor, Duty and Country in all three heroes. The plot is resolved in a climactic football game, with everyone showing his true colors blue and gold, of course! Many of the plot devices and stereotypical characters in Navy Blue and Gold would continue to resurface in similar films for the next five decades -- even in the R-rated Officer and a Gentleman 1980.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Even in 1937, the story of Navy Blue and Gold was not exactly fresh; in the decades since then, it has become downright clich├ęd. As such, there's little to the basic plot that is going to engage most viewers today. We know the character types, we know the complications that the plot will throw at them, and we know more or less how they will triumph in the end. We even know how things are going to turn out with the ailing Captain whose health seems to depend upon a victory over Army in the big football game. Fortunately, Navy has Robert Young and Jimmy Stewart, as well as Lionel Barrymore, around to keep us interested when the script fails. (It also has Tom Brown as the third young cadet, but Brown is merely pleasant, not memorable.) Young could play this kind of role in his sleep, but he brings conviction to the part and pulls a few small acting surprises to keep us interested. Stewart, early in his career here, is great fun to watch, as sincere and honorable as one could wish but with a certain hint of rawness that makes him all the more watchable. And, of course, no one could play Lionel Barrymore better than Lionel Barrymore. Throw in some fine support in small roles and let director Sam Wood take advantage of his predilection for sports and for heightened drama, and the result is a film with a trite story that still can be recommended.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/7/2012
  • UPC: 883316452257
  • Original Release: 1937
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Region Code: 0
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:34:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 35,999

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Young Roger Ash
James Stewart John "Truck" Cross
Florence Rice Patricia Gates
Billie Burke Mrs. Alyce Gates
Lionel Barrymore Capt. "Skinny" Dawes
Tom Brown Richard Arnold Gates, Jr.
Samuel S. Hinds Richard A. Gates, Sr.
Paul Kelly Tommy Milton
Barnett Parker Albert Graves
Frank Albertson Weeks
Minor Watson Lt. Milburn
Robert Middlemass Academy Superintendant
Phillip Terry Kelly
Pat Flaherty Coach of Southern Institute
Matt McHugh Heckler
Ted Pearson Harnet
Paul Barrett
Don "Red" Barry Fellow Back
Roger Converse Size Inspector
Donald Douglas Lt. North
Tom Hanlon
Eddie Hart Official
John Hiestand Commentator
Robert Hoover Parr
Will Morgan Classman
Jack Pennick Fireman
Walter Soderling Dr. Ryder
Katharine Stevens
Dennis Morgan Lieutenant of Marines
Charles Waldron Commander Carter
Technical Credits
Sam Wood Director
George Bruce Screenwriter
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
John Hoffman Special Effects
Robert J. Kern Editor
Urie McCleary Art Director
John F. Seitz Cinematographer
Dolly Tree Costumes/Costume Designer
Edward Ward Score Composer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design
Sam Zimbalist Producer
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Navy Blue and Gold
1. Chapter 1 [1:30]
2. Chapter 2 [3:14]
3. Chapter 3 [2:15]
4. Chapter 4 [3:05]
5. Chapter 5 [5:04]
6. Chapter 6 [2:12]
7. Chapter 7 [5:03]
8. Chapter 8 [3:25]
9. Chapter 9 [2:45]
10. Chapter 10 [7:46]
11. Chapter 11 [2:07]
12. Chapter 12 [3:23]
13. Chapter 13 [2:26]
14. Chapter 14 [4:34]
15. Chapter 15 [6:25]
16. Chapter 16 [2:13]
17. Chapter 17 [3:02]
18. Chapter 18 [4:29]
19. Chapter 19 [2:26]
20. Chapter 20 [5:25]
21. Chapter 21 [3:04]
22. Chapter 22 [2:05]
23. Chapter 23 [2:33]
24. Chapter 24 [2:09]
25. Chapter 25 [2:49]
26. Chapter 26 [2:35]
27. Chapter 27 [2:46]
28. Chapter 28 [2:09]
29. Chapter 29 [:41]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Disc #1 -- Navy Blue and Gold
   Play
   Trailer
   Chapters
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously