You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Here Comes the Navy

Here Comes the Navy is a saga of the US fleet. It's light on story, and because of that it borders on being an elaborate newsreel, i.e. the inner workings of the gobs at maneuvers and navy life, from enlistment to war formations.

With:
James Cagney Pat O'Brien Gloria Stuart Frank McHugh Dorothy Tree Robert Barrat

Here Comes the Navy is a saga of the US fleet. It’s light on story, and because of that it borders on being an elaborate newsreel, i.e. the inner workings of the gobs at maneuvers and navy life, from enlistment to war formations.

The James Cagney-Pat O’Brien feud throughout the footage reminds of the Quirt-Flagg school of masculine venom. Only here Gloria Stuart is O’Brien’s sister and he wants Cagney to stay away from her.

Frank McHugh stooges for Cagney as his lone faithful pal, even after the gobs have given wise-guy Cagney a little dose of coventry, having steered clear of him because they think he’s a wrong guy. Cagney is twice catapulted into heroic situations, the double parachute jump for the finale packing something of a kick.

1934: Nomination: Best Picture

Here Comes the Navy

Production: Warner. Dir Lloyd Bacon; Screenplay Ben Markson, Earl Baldwin; Camera Arthur Edeson; Editor George Amy; Music Leo F. Forbstein (dir.) Art Dir Esdras Hartley

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1934. Running time: 88 MIN.

With: James Cagney Pat O'Brien Gloria Stuart Frank McHugh Dorothy Tree Robert Barrat

More Film

  • Pete Docter Jennifer Lee

    Jennifer Lee, Pete Docter to Run Disney Animation, Pixar

    Here Comes the Navy is a saga of the US fleet. It’s light on story, and because of that it borders on being an elaborate newsreel, i.e. the inner workings of the gobs at maneuvers and navy life, from enlistment to war formations. The James Cagney-Pat O’Brien feud throughout the footage reminds of the Quirt-Flagg […]

  • Dick Delson

    Dick Delson, Longtime Hollywood Publicist, Dies at 81

    Here Comes the Navy is a saga of the US fleet. It’s light on story, and because of that it borders on being an elaborate newsreel, i.e. the inner workings of the gobs at maneuvers and navy life, from enlistment to war formations. The James Cagney-Pat O’Brien feud throughout the footage reminds of the Quirt-Flagg […]

  • Travolta's 'Gotti' Fires Back at Critics

    John Travolta's 'Gotti' Fires Back at Critics After 0% Rotten Tomatoes Score

    Here Comes the Navy is a saga of the US fleet. It’s light on story, and because of that it borders on being an elaborate newsreel, i.e. the inner workings of the gobs at maneuvers and navy life, from enlistment to war formations. The James Cagney-Pat O’Brien feud throughout the footage reminds of the Quirt-Flagg […]

  • DSC00760.ARW

    Sony Takes Premium Film1 Movies Service Direct to Consumer

    Here Comes the Navy is a saga of the US fleet. It’s light on story, and because of that it borders on being an elaborate newsreel, i.e. the inner workings of the gobs at maneuvers and navy life, from enlistment to war formations. The James Cagney-Pat O’Brien feud throughout the footage reminds of the Quirt-Flagg […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content