This Man's Navy (1945)

Genres - Adventure, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Adventure  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Ned Trumpet (Wallace Beery), the chief pilot of a Navy blimp, is given to weaving accounts of the fighting prowess of his non-existent son. His friendship with widow Maude Weaver (Selena Royle) and her son Jess (Tom Drake) in effect sets him up with a real family. Jess enters the service and goes on to sink an enemy submarine -- from a blimp. Having that real-life feat to brag about, Ned can at last quell all the longtime doubts of his friend Jimmy (James Gleason), and he decides to marry Maude. Bit-Part Alert: Watch for a young Blake Edwards, the future writer/director of 10, S.O.B., and Victor/Victoria, as a flier.

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generation, war, army, barnstorming, bride, career, chief, conflict, deception, disease, family, impersonation, military, Navy, son, submarine, widow/widower, man