Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Three of Hollywood's best child actors-Freddie Bartholomew, Jimmy Lydon and Billy Cook-join forces in Columbia's Naval Academy. The story opens as spoiled rich kid Steve Kendall (Bartholomew), Naval officer's son Tommy Blake (Jimmy Lydon) and reform-school graduate Dick Brewster (Cook) find themselves assigned to the same room at a spit-and-polish private naval school. The three plebes endure "hell" week, undergo extensive training and suffer the usual setbacks before they earn the classification of "Real Navy". Throughout their stay, the boys are shepherded by tough-but-compassionate superior officer Lt. Brackett (Warren Ashe). Naval Academy is so predictable that the viewer may be reciting the dialogue before the actors do.