Anchors Aweigh

Anchors Aweigh

Director: George Sidney Cast: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly
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Overview

Anchors Aweigh

This mammoth musical is at base the story of two sailors on leave in Hollywood. Brash Joseph Brady (Gene Kelly) has promised his shy pal Clarence Doolittle (Frank Sinatra) that he will introduce Clarence to all the glamorous movie starlets whom he allegedly knows so well. Actually, the only actress whom Joseph meets is bit player Susan Abbott (Kathryn Grayson). He arranges for the golden-throated Susan to be auditioned by musician José Iturbi, but when she seems to want to return the favor romantically, Brady tries to foist the girl off on Clarence. But Clarence only has eyes for a fellow Brooklynite (Pamela Britton). Also involved in the plot machinations is runaway orphan Donald Martin (Dean Stockwell). Featuring Kelly dancing with such partners as a cartoon mouse (courtesy of MGM's house animators Bill Hanna and Joseph Barbera), Anchors Aweigh was a huge hit in 1945, assuring audiences future Gene Kelly/Frank Sinatra teamings.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/13/2008
UPC: 0883929007608
Original Release: 1945
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 2:20:00
Sales rank: 6,718

Special Features

Closed Caption; Archival interview with animation legens William Hanna and Joseph Barbera; Excerpt from the MGM: when the lion roars documentary series; 3 theatrical trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Frank Sinatra Clarence Doolittle
Kathryn Grayson Susan Abbott
Gene Kelly Joseph Brady
José Iturbi Himself
Dean Stockwell Donald Martin
Pamela Britton Girl from Brooklyn
Rags Ragland Police Sergeant
Billy Gilbert Cafe Manager
Henry O'Neill Adm. Hammond
Carlos Ramirez Carlos
Edgar Kennedy Police Captain
Grady Sutton Bertram Kroehler
Leon Ames Commander
Sharon McManus Little Girl Beggar
James Flavin Radio Cop
James Burke Studio Cop
Henry Armetta Hamburger Man
Chester Clute Iturbi's Assistant
Henry Daniels Sailor
William Forrest Movie Director
Garry Owen Soldier
Harry Barris Sailor
Steve Brodie Soldier
Alex Callam Commander
Wally Cassell Sailor
Charles Coleman Butler
Douglas Cowan Sailor
John James Sailor
Milt Kibbee Bartender
Peggy Maley Lana Turner Double
Esther Michelson Hamburger Woman
Milton Parsons Bearded Man
William "Bill" Phillips Sailor
Renie Riano Waitress
Sondra Rodgers Iturbi's Secretary
Ray Teal Asst. Movie Director
Tom Trout Sailor
Eddie Hall Sailor

Technical Credits
George Sidney Director
Charles P. Boyle Cinematographer
Sammy Cahn Score Composer,Songwriter
Kay Dean Costumes/Costume Designer
Stanley Donen Choreography
Randall Duell Art Director
Adrienne Fazan Editor
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Irene Costumes/Costume Designer
Gene Kelly Choreography
Isobel Lennart Screenwriter
Joe Pasternak Producer
Richard A. Pefferle Set Decoration/Design
Robert Planck Cinematographer
George Stoll Score Composer
Jule Styne Score Composer,Songwriter
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Anchors Aweigh
1. Credits [1:26]
2. Anchors Aweigh [1:12]
3. Medal Winners [1:43]
4. We Hate to LEave [3:45]
5. Phoney Business [2:23]
6. Responsible Parties [5:19]
7. Police Activity [5:35]
8. Night at the "Opera" (Figaro) [1:44]
9. Susan and the Swabs [3:30]
10. Bahm's Lullaby [4:29]
11. Begged Her [5:01]
12. Late Riser [3:31]
13. Susan's Suitors [4:30]
14. If you Knew Suzie [5:46]
15. His Pal Iturbi [3:40]
16. Jalousie [5:46]
17. What Makes the Sunset? [5:52]
18. Flatbush Meets Greenpernt [2:17]
19. My Heart Sings [3:12]
20. The Donkey Serenade [3:31]
21. How Joe got his Medals [1:35]
22. The Enchanted Kingdom [3:08]
23. The Worry Song [5:05]
24. Crashing the MGM Lot [3:28]
25. No Ties [1:55]
26. A Tuneup [3:31]
27. The Charm of you [3:56]
28. Brooklyn Intervention [5:15]
29. The Mexican Hat Dance [4:26]
30. Hungarian Rhapsody [6:05]
31. Fall in Love too Easily [2:06]
32. The Lady Confesses [1:45]
33. Soundstage Fantasy [7:33]
34. True Romances [3:32]
35. All Raods Lead to Iturbi [4:47]
36. Waltz Serenade [3:31]
37. Navy (Anchors Aweigh!) [2:32]
38. Cast List [:32]

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Anchors Aweigh 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra perform some of the most cute and entertaining dance and song numbers that I've seen. Great music!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago