Anchors Aweigh (film)

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Anchors Aweigh is a 1945 American Technicolor musical comedy film about two sailors go on a four-day shore leave in Hollywood, meet a young boy and his aunt, an aspiring young singer, and the sailors try to help her get an audition at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. In addition to a live-action Kelly dancing with Jerry Mouse the cartoon mouse, the film also features José Iturbi, Pamela Britton, Dean Stockwell and Sharon McManus.

Directed by George Sidney. Produced by Joe Pasternak. Written by Natalie Marcin (story) and Isobel Lennart.
On waves of song ... laughter and romance! Two love-lost sailors on a four-day leave of fun and frivolity! taglines

Clarence Doolittle[edit]

  • I fall in love too easily, I fall in love too fast.
  • What makes the sunset? What makes the moon rise? Is it my love for you?

Susan Abbott[edit]

  • From the heart of a lonely poet, came a song for the girl he adored. 'Tho she tried very hard not to show it, she was terribly, terribly bored.

Joseph Brady[edit]

  • Lola, baby... Forgotten you? Aw, honey, with the picture of you I've got in my mind, why even across the phone I can see every...


[first lines]
Admiral: On behalf of your commanding officer I'm sure I can tell Mr. Jose Iturbi that the officers and crew of ship are grateful to him for coming here, to lead our naval bands in this ceremony.
José: Along with every other civilian, it is I who am grateful to you, and to all the men in the United States navy.

Clarence: She begged me, true?
Joseph: True, true!
Clarence: She pleaded.
Joseph: Got down on her bended knees.

Donald: [to Joe] Tell us how you got your medal.
Joseph: Alright, I'll tell you how I got my medal. Now close your eyes... and try to think of the most beautiful place you've ever with greenest grass and the singingest birds and the shiningest sun. [cut to Donald's thoughts] Can you see it?
Kids: Yeah!
Joseph: Good! Now imagine me walking along, happy as a lark. Can you see me?
Kids: Yeah!
Joseph: Good! Of course, back then in the navy we wore white suits with blue stripes and little white hat with a little red ball on top. Oh, I was so happy I ran and leaped and played, just for the fun of it! My, it felt good! Oh, it was such a wonderful, wonderful day! When all of a sudden I stepped into a big hole and fell, right to the bottom of it! I seemed to be in a long tunnel. 'Way ahead I could see light, so I started towards. At the end I found myself in a strange land! It looked... well, it looked just like page out of story books. And everything was hushed and still, like your room at night after you've gone to sleep.

Clarence: ♪ And so comparing you with all of these things is all that I can do ♪
♪ Because they add up to the charm of you. ♪

Susan: ♪ Jealousy, you constantly torture me ♪
♪ I sometimes wonder that this spell I'm under ♪
♪ Can only be a melody for I know no one but me has won your heart. ♪

Jerry: Look at me, I'm dancing.

Joseph: 1, 2, 3, 4.
Jerry: 1, 2, 3, 4.
Joseph: 1, 2, 3.
Jerry: 1, 2, 3.
Joseph: La-la-la-la-la-la.
Jerry: La-la-la-la-la-la.
Joseph: You see.
Jerry: It's easy.

Clarence and Joseph: ♪ What a dish, what a dream, what a dame! ♪
♪ And she lives alone. ♪

Clarence: You saved my life, so you owe me something.
Joseph: Oh, it was I who saved your life, so now I owe you something! Hey look, have you gone crazy?
Clarence: Look, I didn't ask you to save my life, but you did. So now I feel you are responsible for me.
Joseph: Well I don't!
Clarence: Well, what's the good of having a life saved when you can't have any fun with it?

[last lines]
Chorus: ♪ Anchors Aweigh, my boys, Anchors Aweigh. ♪
Chorus and Donald: ♪ Farewell to college joys, we sail at break of day. ♪
Chorus: ♪ Through our last night on shore, drink to the foam. ♪
♪ Until we meet once more, here's wishing you a happy voyage home. ♪
♪ Anchors Aweigh. ♪


  • There's never been a musical to equal it!
  • On waves of song, laughter and romance!
  • It's a 21-Gun Musical Salute in Technicolor!
  • On waves of song ... laughter and romance! Two love-lost sailors on a four-day leave of fun and frivolity!


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