Navy Blues (1930)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Release Date - Dec 20, 1929 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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MGM house director Clarence Brown's first all-talkie, this pleasantly innocuous comedy drama stars William Haines as Jack Kelly, a carefree sailor picking up innocent Alice Brown (Anita Page) at a Ladies' Uplift Society Dance. Their whirlwind romance, however, ends abruptly when the girl's mother (Edythe Chapman) throws the sailor out of her home because of his profession. Alice, who has had enough of her mother's tyranny, follows him and, before shipping out, Jack helpfully secures her a room for the night by pawning her fox stole. Returning after a tour of duty, the chastened sailor finds his girl working as a taxi dancer and physically forces her to return to home and hearth. With her parents' wholehearted approval, Alice suggests that Jack marry her -- "a second time," as she fibs -- before a preacher.

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bride, cafe, change-of-heart, desire, family-disapproval, home, love, love-conquers-all, meeting, mother, Navy, port, search