You're in the Navy Now

You're in the Navy Now

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Director: Henry Hathaway

Cast: Gary Cooper, Jane Greer, Millard Mitchell

     
 
Gary Cooper stars in this broad naval farce, directed by Henry Hathaway and based upon a John W. Hazard New Yorker magazine story. Cooper plays Lieutenant John Harkness, a wet-behind-the ears naval lieutenant who is given command of his first ship. Unfortunately, not only is Harkness new to commanding a naval vessel, but the crew and his subordinate officers are also

Overview

Gary Cooper stars in this broad naval farce, directed by Henry Hathaway and based upon a John W. Hazard New Yorker magazine story. Cooper plays Lieutenant John Harkness, a wet-behind-the ears naval lieutenant who is given command of his first ship. Unfortunately, not only is Harkness new to commanding a naval vessel, but the crew and his subordinate officers are also new at their jobs. Only two old deck hands know the score. And, while Harkness is trying to figure out naval protocol, he also has to deal with the contraption in the engine room, which turns out to be an elaborate steam engine that powers the ship.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
You're in the Navy Now is a disappointing naval comedy that seems to have played much better when it was originally released. Navy isn't dated in the usual sense, at least no more so than most other films of the same period; but it does come across as dated in that it involves a kind of situational comedy that has become overly familiar through the decades since it was released. However, even in its time, it's doubtful that Navy was any more than a moderately engaging film, something that caused more smiles and chuckles than it did outright laughs. Seen today, it's labored and frequently boring. The screenplay, which promises to build several comic set pieces and then fails to follow through on them, is chiefly to blame, but director Henry Hathaway also must be called to task. Hathaway seems to be operating on automatic pilot here, and his contributions are workmanlike and uninspired. It's a shame to also report that the talented and charismatic Gary Cooper also comes out of Navy the worse for the wear. He's not very comfortable in the role, and his attempts at comedy are too often forced. There's some good work from Eddie Albert, Jack Webb and Millard Mitchell, and it's fun to see Lee Marvin, Jack Warden and Charles Bronson this early in their careers, but overall, Navy is pretty tame stuff.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/23/2006
UPC:
0024543239093
Original Release:
1951
Rating:
NR
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:32:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gary Cooper Lt. John Harkness
Jane Greer Ellie
Millard Mitchell Larrabee
Eddie Albert Lt. Bill Barron
John McIntire Comdr. Reynolds
Ray Collins Adm. Tennant
Harry Von Zell Capt. Eliot
Jack Webb Ens. Anthony Barbo
Richard Erdman Ens. Chuck Dorrance
Harvey Lembeck Norelli
Henry Slate Ryan, Chief Engineer
Ed Begley Commander
Fay Roope Battleship Admiral
Charles Tannen Houlihan
Jack Warden Morse
Ken Harvey Crew Member
Jerry Hausner Crew Member
Charles B. Smith Crew Member
James Cornell New Sailor
Glenn Gordon Shore Patrolman
Damian O'Flynn Doctor
Charles Buchinsky Wascylewski
Joel Fluellen Mess Boy
Bernard Kates Tugboat Sailor
William Leicester CPO
Rory Mallinson Lieutenant Commander
Lee Marvin Actor
Biff McGuire Sailor Messenger
John McGuire Naval Commander
Norman McKay Admiral's Aide
Elsa Peterson Admiral's Wife
Ted Stanhope Naval Officer
Herman Cantor Naval Captain

Technical Credits
Henry Hathaway Director
James B. Clark Editor
Ray Kellogg Special Effects
Fred Kohlmar Producer
Charles LeMaire Costumes/Costume Designer
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Joe MacDonald Cinematographer
Cyril Mockridge Score Composer
Richard Murphy Screenwriter
Lionel Newman Musical Direction/Supervision
Ben Nye Makeup
Fred J. Rode Set Decoration/Design
Fred Sersen Special Effects
Russell J. Spencer Art Director
Lyle Wheeler Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- You're in the Navy Now
1. Main Titles [1:14]
2. Skipper [5:48]
3. Boatload of Misfits [5:22]
4. On-the-Job Training [1:58]
5. The Navy Way [6:18]
6. Full Speed Ahead [4:04]
7. Adrift [1:13]
8. If at First... [3:41]
9. Blowing Off Steam [5:56]
10. Home to Mama [3:49]
11. Sparring [1:13]
12. 8-to-5 Odds [:10]
13. Looking Good [4:17]
14. Sending in a Sub [3:23]
15. Celebration [1:34]
16. Alias [3:24]
17. Maximum Effort [3:54]
18. Frozen [2:44]
19. Board of Inquiry [:50]
20. Anchors Aweigh [1:48]

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