Follow The Fleet (1936)

MARK SANDRICH

Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB

USA, 1936.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by , , based on the play Shore Leave by .   Cinematography by .   Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

One of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire‘s peppier musicals is this silly little work that also stars a very hunky  and a small cameo by . When Astaire and Scott meet Rogers and her sister (), they go mad for both of them, but being navy men they can only honour commitment up to a certain time point and then have to ship out. This delectable bit of fancy features an excellent musical score, both in song and incidental music, then climaxes with a wonderful military show in its grand finale.

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