Meet the Navy (1946)

Genres - Comedy, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Comedy  |   Run Time - 81 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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Virtually plotless, the British Meet the Navy is not so much a film as a musical revue. Which is as it should be, since the film is based on the Royal Canadian Navy stage show of the same name, originally put together by radio musical arranger Louis Silvers and choreographer Larry Ceballos. Like its Hollywood predecessor This is the Army, Meet the Navy is so smooth and professional-looking that one doubts the publicity claims that the cast was comprised entirely of talented amateurs. Few of the cast members went on to illustrious careers, though most were certainly capable of doing so. The film closes with a Technicolor sequence, wherein the Meet the Navy cast participate in a Command Performance before the Royal Family-including young princess Elizabeth.

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comedian, Navy, performer, soldier, songs