The Navy Way (1944)

Genres - War  |   Sub-Genres - Propaganda Film, War Drama  |   Release Date - Feb 25, 1944 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Johnny Jersey (Robert Lowery) learns The Navy Way in this typical Pine-Thomas actioner. A product of the streets, Johnny has no time for authority and protocol, thus has a lot of difficulty adjusting to the regimen at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station (where much of the film was shot). Gradually, however, Johnny comes to appreciate the value of cooperation and teamwork. It helps a bit, of course, that he falls for pretty WAVE Ellen Sayre (Jean Parker). But even after losing Ellen to fellow seaman Mal Randall (Bill Henry), Johnny remains loyal to the Navy and all it stands for (which is evidently quite a lot!) Not so much a movie as a patriotic tract, The Navy Way is definitely a product of its times.

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boxing, cooperation, lessons, love-triangle, Navy, patriotism