Anchors Aweigh


(out of 5)

Lightweight musical that isn’t as memorable as ‘s later navy-themed On The Town. He and  (who co-starred with Kelly in the aforementioned Stanley Donen classic) star as two sailors on shore leave in Los Angeles who meet up with a charming young tot () who would love to join the navy. As it turns out, his big sister () is really dreamy and the boys don’t fail to notice. Lots of musical numbers, the standout being the point where Kelly dances with Jerry, the animated mouse from the famous duo of Tom and Jerry. This was the only time that Kelly was ever nominated for an Academy Award for an acting performance.

USA, 1945

Directed by 

Screenplay by , suggested by a story by

Cinematography by ,

Produced by

Music by ,

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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Academy Award
Best Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture) (Georgie Stoll)

Best Actor (Gene Kelly as “Joseph Brady”)
Best Cinematography (Colour) (Robert Planck, Charles Boyle)
Best Music (Song) (“I Fall In Love Too Easily”, music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Sammy Cahn)
Best Motion Picture (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)



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